Wrapping Up

Although this workshop is coming to a close, we hope that your journey to knowing how to effectively fire an employee is just beginning. Please take a moment to review and update your action plan. This will be a key tool to guide your progress in the days, weeks, months, and years to come. We wish you the best of luck on the rest of your travels!

Words from the Wise

  • Gordon Bethune: You don’t lie to your own doctor.  You don’t lie to your own attorney.  And you don’t lie to your employees.
  • Bob Nelson: Take time to appreciate employees and they will reciprocate in a thousand ways.
  • Carlos Ghosn: Employees are your most valuable assets. They are the heart and guts of a company. This doesn’t mean that from time to time, you aren’t going to do what is good for the company.
  • Ben Horowitz: You have to be responsible when you’re running an organization; and firing people who are your friends is part of that responsibility.