Firing

How To Tell Someone They’re Fired

1. Prepare
2. Be Direct
3. Keep It Short
4. Do Not Give Detailed Reasoning
5. Empathy, Not Apologies
6. Be Clear & Direct
7. Share Your Roadmap
8. Listen & Wrap Up
9. Conclusion

After you make the decision you need to fire someone, you will need time to prep. But eventually you’re going to have to have “the conversation” where you tell the team member they are terminated. These conversations are never easy and they are always emotionally charged, but in the end you have to face them head-on. As an influencer and head of your brand, the tough conversations will always fall to you—so it’s a good idea to learn the basics of them and begin to develop these skills.

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