Firing someone is the hardest task most bosses ever face, and that often leads them to hurry through the process with little regard for the long-term consequences, Ron Ashkenas writes. Leaders who are prepared, clear and compassionate are more likely to emerge with their reputations intact. "It never gets easier," Ashkenas says. "So if you have to do it -- do it right."
How to fire someone with style and grace
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