Too many business owners would fire someone for stealing quicker than you can say, “Clean out your desk.” But then they look the other way when slackers, whiners, and people who undermine productivity and performance get away with it again and again and again. Stealing is stealing, and the worst thieves of all are the ones who blatantly fail to perform in your company. They’re stealing the money you need to pay your all-star performers.
Every week, Mae would prepare a pile of payroll checks, and her boss dreaded signing them. And it’s not why you think. He truly believed that his best people had earned, deserved, and should get more money for their contributions to the company. He also realized that slackers, whiners, and complainers ...