I wrote before on when to fire someone, which is a difficult topic for most managers. One of the readers later told me that he would not fire the “diva” employee (has great output, but bad attitude). The reader has this brilliant technical employee working in his startup with a “personality problem”, but is holding on to the employee because he is critical for the startup’s success.
I couldn’t disagree more! And I will tell you why.
My wife and I received an email from our son’s nursery that delighted us and taught me an important business lesson. The email was informing us that they will be carrying out a fire drill the following week. This was just one of the many initiatives they have been telling us about that are delighting us and reassuring us we made the right choice.
Years ago, I was in a boxing class learning how to slip punches. My trainer Richard Dimitri gave me a simple tip that turned out to be a valuable life lesson. It influenced how I approach life.
Here is a list of common signs you can identify that someone is about to resign. A good manager will be able to read these signs and take action to preempt instead of fighting fires.
One of the many amazing things about children is that they are free spirited. They do what’s on their mind without worrying about what others think about them.
How do you become a leader? Put your brain on steroids and put it to work.