Entrepreneurs, Let’s Talk About Letting People Go the Right Way
By Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO of O2E Brands
Firing is just as important as hiring, so why do we rarely get it right?
One of the hardest things I had to do was fire my best friend and 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s COO in 2007. We were both “visionaries”—full of big ideas and blue-sky dreams. But neither of us were “integrators”—people who turn dreams into actionable plans, and turn those plans into reality. According to Rocket Fuel authors Mark C. Winters and Gino Wickman, having leaders with complementary strengths like these is a key element to success.