Today’s Dear Coach is about the discomfort of firing bad employees. Being a small business owner requires tenacity and a certain toughness. But that doesn’t mean that looking someone in the eye and taking away their livelihood is an easy action to take. I like to remind clients that an employee can be a good person and a bad fit. I personally have used what I call The “Three Strikes” Policy, and it helps to keep actions respectful and timely. Here’s what you can do:
Before opening her art gallery and becoming an iconic Tucson painter, Diana operated a high-profile sports marketing company that promoted major sporting events such as the LPGA and PGA golf tournaments. A month-long painting trip to Greece in 1993 changed her life, prompting her to sell her marketing company and devote her career to painting. She has since been voted Tucson’s Best Visual Artist 9 times.