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151 Quick Ideas to Inspire Your Staff by Jerry R. Wilson

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Hire Winners and Fire Your Losers—But Do It Right
Look at the books, seminars, and research on hiring and firing and you’ll find the vast majority, perhaps as much as 80 percent, is targeted to the hiring process. Part of inspiring and leading people means that you will at times have to say goodbye to people. Here is some valuable insight into that gut-wrenching process.
Dick, a seasoned business executive and consultant with great insight, made one critical observation about the firing process. He said that if you have any compassion at all, then firing someone is the most difficult any businessperson faces…and that you are a jerk if you enjoy it. Enjoy it or not, here are some cautionary notes about letting someone go.
When you fire someone ...

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