Freddie Krueger, step aside. Dracula? Please. Many business owners and leaders have to face something that’s much scarier than any Halloween horror story: firing someone. In fact, according to an article in The Wall Street Journal, discharging a team member is one of the top three causes of stress for business leaders.
Letting someone go is not easy or comfortable, and it should never be your first option when dealing with an employee that’s not up to par. You want your team members to soar. If there is a problem, give them every opportunity to fix it.
As Dave teaches in EntreLeadership Master Series and in his new book, EntreLeadership, “you owe your team members lots of clear, even blunt, communication about what is required to change their behavior.” Their course corrections begin with a verbal reprimand that should:
Sometimes, unfortunately, some staffers simply need to hit the road, and you must have the courage to pull the trigger when it’s time for them to leave.
Like hiring, there are components to firing someone. They include:
Being in charge is tough, especially when it comes to letting a member of your team go. It’s a difficult decision. But if it’s done correctly with a lot of forethought, you’ll earn the admiration and respect of your team and be well on your way to becoming a great EntreLeader.
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