Always make the tough decisions, and don’t bury your head in the sand!
In working in the turnaround industry, I have learned over and over again that the primary reason why an owner hired me as a “turnaround specialist” was because he had a difficult time making the “tough” personnel decisions. I, as an outside consultant, have no problem making the difficult decisions for the client. Usually, what causes the decision-making problem for the owner was the relationships he or she had with the individual who was the poor performer. Owners consistently make excuses for the poor performer or just bury his head in the sand and ignore the problem. As we all know, this does not solve the problem; it creates more problems for the company.
One of the biggest issues this bad decision-making practice causes is that the rest of the managers and employees of the company are aware that the owner is accepting the weak performance of the individual, so “if the owner allows Joe’s poor performance, why should I work hard?”
Robert “Bob” Curry has turned around more than 70 businesses, both large corporations, and small businesses. He comes to your place of business or the site of your choice. The first consultation, of course, is at no charge. Bob Curry has a stellar track record of professional success and excellent formal education, including Masters Degrees in Taxation.
Bob published his first book “From Red to Black – A Business Turnaround – The Matter of ABC Shutters” that is on sale at Amazon.com.
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