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Category Archives: Employee Terminations

The Blame Game Hurts Employee Retention

Lately people have been talking about the increase in employee turnover in their organizations. Here are their responses when asked why they believe this is so. I call this the Blame Game. It was simply a bad batch of new hires – If only this were true. Could it be possible that something has changed […]

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Couragous Firing

Last night I received a SOS call from my niece who experienced what it’s like to be fired for the first time in her life. In spite of the fact that this was a part-time job that she was working in while attending college, she still lost her breath when her boss told her that […]


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Four Signs it’s Time to Say Goodbye to An Employee

To celebrate the selection of Suddenly in Charge for Amazon/Kindles special promotion this month, I am posting excerpts from Suddenly in Charge. The complete book is available for download for $1.99 through the month of April.  Click here to download I’m often see managers do everything they can to save a relationship that in the […]

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Nuggets from today’s Profitability Accelerator Teleconference

Small business owners and executives got their businesses off to a great start today. As some of you may know, I’m helping organizations kick their businesses into the stratosphere in 2012 and beyond, through my  free Profitability Accelerator Teleconference series. The next session, How to Increase Sales, is scheduled for Tuesday, February 14th at Noon, […]

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Why Now is the Best Time to Fire That Employee

It’s never a great time to fire an employee, but now is the best time to terminate relationships with those who simply aren’t working out. Here’s why. The holidays are right around the corner-It’s a well-known fact that most employers prefer not to fire people during the holiday season. The New Year rolls around and […]

Also posted in Creating Exceptional Work Places, Hiring and Recruitment, Leadership, Management, Suddenly In Charge

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Bad Behavior at the Top: Yahoo and Carol Bartz

I just received a call from a reporter filing a story on the recent ousting of Yahoo’s CEO, Carol Bartz, who was fired by phone by Yahoo’s Chairman of the Board and got even through e-mail. The reporter asked me whether I thought it was ever ok to fire an employee over the phone. Here […]

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