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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

Michigan Court Refuses to Expand Claim for Wrongful Termination in Violation of Public Policy

While maybe not quite as exciting as last night’s fantastic win by the Detroit Tigers, Michigan employers got a great win this week from the Michigan Court of Appeals involving a claim for wrongful termination in violation of a public policy. Specifically, in Irwin v Ciena Health Care Management, Inc. (PDF), a nurse was employed in … 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

How to Terminate an Employee – Baseball Bat Optional

Bloomberg Businessweek recently featured in its “How to Issue” insight from the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Buck Showalter, about how to terminate an employee. Mr. Showalter has been a Major League Baseball manager for 14 seasons. Among his recommendations for letting an employee go:  You’re trying to define reality as you and the organization see … Continue Reading

A Short Checklist to Avoid a Disgruntled Former Employee Costing Your Company $200,000

A disgruntled former Gucci employee is reported to have caused in excess of $200,000 in damages to his former employer (as reported by Computer World) and now faces criminal charges. Specifically, the New York District Attorney’s indictment alleges that Sam Chihlung Yin fraudulently obtained IT access after he was fired. From there, the indictment alleges that Mr. … Continue Reading
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