Hiring and Firing

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  • Copyright: 2008-03-04
  • Publisher: Perseus Distribution Services
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Deciding who to hire is a perennial challenge for every executive. Will the person be a good fit? Will they perform up to expectations? How can you predict just who will succeed? And, if they do not, when do you decide it's time for them to move on? This collection of fourteen first-hand accounts gives you insight into how some of the world's top-business leaders tackled both the uncertainty of hiring and the difficult task of letting someone go.Wondering how the most accomplished leaders from around the globe have tackled their toughest challenges? Now you can find outwith Lessons Learned. Concise and engaging, each volume in this new series offers 12-14 insightful essays by top leaders in industry, the public sector, and academia on the most pressing issues theyve faced. The contributors share surprisingly personal anecdotes and offer authoritative and practical advice drawn from their years of hard-earned experience.A crucial resource for todays busy executive, Lessons Learned gives you instant access to the wisdom and expertise of the worlds most talented leaders.

Table of Contents

Hire People Who Share Your Valuesp. 1
Recruit the Best People Inside and Outside Your Organizationp. 7
Do Your Due Diligence on Prospective Employersp. 14
The Opera Singerp. 19
Recruit Talent, Not Experiencep. 27
Populate Your Inner Circle with Expertsp. 32
The Long-Range View over Short-Term Expediencyp. 36
Focus on Retaining Talent, Not Hiringp. 42
Hire People with Integrityp. 50
Remove People Sooner Rather Than Laterp. 56
How to Let People Gop. 62
Don't Deliver Bad News Badlyp. 69
Letting People Gop. 75
Be Tough but Compassionatep. 79
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