CHAPTER20

Handling Firings and Layoffs

In This Chapter

  • The promise of job insecurity
  • Firing for cause
  • The ins and outs of layoffs
  • Letting go of good people
  • Looking out for those who leave and those left behind
  • Learning from adversity

The days of spending a lifelong career in one company and getting an engraved gold watch at retirement are long gone. Several studies reveal the average CEO of a major company holds his or her position for less than 10 years, and many CEOs only make it a couple years. The same is true with all levels of employees, not just CEOs. Change is everywhere, and this has helped create an environment in which people move ...

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