Sort of continuing on from the final point of my last post, I don’t think it behooves an organization to force loyalty through pressure tactics, whether by contract, or by hard salesmanship. Along those lines, take a look at what Mark Richt has to say about how he recruits and handles commitments.
“When I talk to a young man, I’m not one to press a kid really really hard to commit. Because if he does, and I pushed him into it, then they usually walk out the door saying ‘Man, I don’t know if I should’ve done that or not.’ Automatically, they walk out the door with some kind of doubt. Our style is more to lay it out there, and say ‘If you want to [commit], that’s fantastic. We want your heart, we want you to be serious about it…”