Not a happy thought is it? Firing someone is never easy. If you’ve done your job, the someone that needs firing will often fire himself.
But, there are times when you have to say goodbye and it should never be a surprise. Not to you. Not to the firee, not to the rest of the team.
I’m not talking about an incident based firing. I’m talking about the firing that you should have done a long time ago.
Sometimes it’s the lead bull that I wrote about a few weeks ago. There comes a point in time when enough is enough.
Often the fear is that you will lose a lot of production when you say goodbye.
The reality is there will be a massive cheer from the troops that you finally did the right thing. And, they will pick up the numbers you think you would be losing.
It’s not easy having your job. It’s not easy being a leader. It’s not easy firing someone. That’s why we picked you.
Now, go do your job and do the right thing. Fire someone that needs firing. That’s all I’m gonna say, Tommy Gibbs