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Employee Terminations: Delaying the Inevitable is Inevitably Bad for the Company

Employee terminations are an unfortunate reality of every business. But that doesn’t mean employers and their managers are good at carrying out terminations.  Take for example a response Sir James Dyson (yes, the vacuum guy was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2006) gave when he responded to Bloomberg Businessweek’s “Ask a Billionaire” feature that … Continue Reading

Jim Leyland – A Great Baseball Manager, but a Bad Example for Managing Your Company’s HR

Jim Leyland, the now former manager for the Detroit Tigers, officially announced his resignation today. Under his tenure, which lasted eight seasons, Mr. Leyland took the Tigers to two World Series and had an overall record of 700-597. An example in “what not to do” in managing a company’s human resources. Mr. Leyland’s tenure with … Continue Reading

Management Lessons from the NFL: Avoiding Monday Morning Quarterbacking of Your Termination Decisions

Kevin Clark of the Wall Street Journal recently wrote an article, Management Secrets of the NFL, which offered a number of points relative to running a business.  One point that stood out related to hiring and firing decisions. Specifically, the article noted that 12 of the 32 NFL teams have hired a new coach since the … Continue Reading
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