Category: Firing

After the firing

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If you’re the boss, you’ve got to be able to fire people fairly and finally. It should never be easy, because firing people is messing with their lives. But firing is more than an emotional event, it’s also an organizational failure. It’s easy to breathe a sigh of relief and move on to other things  »  Read More

Thoughts on Firing

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“You’re fired!” Donald Trump makes it look easy and almost fun. It was never either of those things for me. Firing for me was always hard and it was never fun. I think that’s the way it should be. In more than four decades in business, I’ve fired a number of people. I don’t know how  »  Read More