Recently I saw Christopher Irion, the CEO of E-Cycle, speak at Aileron. He was very well-spoken and very smart. I learned a lot listening to him. One thing he spoke of was something I know well, but it was nice to hear it again. And that lesson is: Hire Slow, Fire Fast! Chris described it as “losing the losers.” I love that! He also said, “Bad folks can really screw stuff up!” I love that too!
So I ask you: is that how you operate? We all need to lose the losers, but we’re afraid to. This week, give it a try; you’ll be glad you did. Several years ago, I lost a loser; it wasn’t fun or easy but it was the right thing to do. The person was such a big loser it’s amazing what a difference not having him at my company has made. Trust me; lose the losers.