When to Fire Somebody

  This information can help you to be more successful whether you’re an employer or an employee. So here’s my thoughts concerning when to fire somebody. I’ve got a friend named Alan Town, and he recently told me that the best time to fire somebody is the very first time that you think you should fire them. He then gave me this Golden Nugget. He said, “Fire Failures Fast.” Now that jumped out at me! Not because I’ve got somebody that I need to fire, but because I like quotes and sayings where the words all start with the same letter. Maybe it’s because I can remember FFF. Dave Ramsey says that whenever he finds an employee in his organization, he fires them! That’s because Dave Ramsey wants team members to work with him, and not employees. I like that, because it really bothers me to find people in my organization who are simply trading their days for dollars! If you work for me, and if you don’t feel a sense of ownership, then my goal is to get you out of my organization as soon as possible. John Maxwell says that he tries to figure out whether a person is a “can’t” or a “won’t”. If the person is a “can’t”, that’s about abilities, and John Maxwell says that we can help this kind of person in most cases, not always, but most of the time. But a “won’t” person, well, that’s about attitude. If the issue is attitude, the time to let that person know that there’s a problem is RIGHT NOW, because here’s the deal: we hire people for what they know and we fire them for who they are. If you’ve got somebody in your organization who you’re just not sure if they should be there, figure out whether that person is a “can’t” or a “won’t”, and remember what Alan Town said, “The best time to fire somebody is the first time that you think that you should fire them.” With this in mind, what is it about you and your great “I can do it” attitude that causes everybody to know, that you ARE a winner?  
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Full Transcript: Hi, this is Don Howe, and the topic for this Golden Nugget is, “When to Fire Somebody”. The information that I’m about to share can help you to be more successful whether you’re an employer or an employee, so let me give you a couple of my thoughts concerning when to fire somebody. I’ve got a friend named Alan Town, and he recently told me that the best time to fire somebody is the very first time that you think you should fire them. He then gave me this Golden Nugget. He said, “Fire Failures Fast.” Now that jumped out at me! Not because I’ve got somebody that I need to fire, but because I like quotes and sayings where the words all start with the same letter. Maybe it’s because I can remember FFF. It’s sort of got a ring to it. FFF! Fire Failures Fast! And as Alan says, the best time to fire somebody is the first time that you think you should fire them. Dave Ramsey says that whenever he finds an employee in his organization, he fires them! That’s because Dave Ramsey wants team members to work with him, and not employees. I like that, because it really bothers me to find people in my organization who are simply trading their days for dollars! If you work for me, and if you don’t feel a sense of ownership, then my goal is to get you out of my organization as soon as possible. John Maxwell says that he tries to figure out whether a person is a “can’t” or a “won’t”. If the person is a “can’t”, that’s about abilities, and John Maxwell says that we can help this kind of person in most cases, not always, but most of the time. But a “won’t” person, well, that’s about attitude. If the issue is attitude, the time to let that person know that there’s a problem is RIGHT NOW, because here’s the deal: we hire people for what they know and we fire them for who they are. Isn’t that a great Golden Nugget?! We hire people for what they know and we fire them for who they are. Yes, if you’ve got somebody in your organization who you’re just not sure if they should be there, figure out whether that person is a “can’t” or a “won’t”, and remember what Alan Town said, “The best time to fire somebody is the first time that you think that you should fire them.” With this in mind, what is it about you and your great “I can do it” attitude that causes everybody to know, that you ARE a winner? Thank you for listening to this Golden Nugget by Don Howe. To learn more about Don’s free sales success system or to have a free success audio like this one sent to you each week day, please visit DonHoweSuccess.com. That’s D O N H O W E S U C C E S S .com
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