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One way to prove you are a red-blooded, normal human being is to admit you’ve procrastinated on confronting tough workforce issues such as discipline, arguments, personality clashes, and especially having to let someone go. These are always a real dilemma for anyone dealing with human resources. The problem is that decisions are not clear cut, and personalities always enter into those situations.
On a 3 × 5 card write: “Don’t procrastinate on personnel issues. Like rotten meat, they only smell worse with time.” Use this card to remind yourself that these issues must be dealt with—and that’s your job, not someone else’s.
One of the challenges doctors face is getting people to take their medicine. They ...