#97 The Profound Lesson Terminating a Team Members Contract Within 22 Days Taught Me

The 360 Leadhership Podcast, Episode 97, 01 November 2023 by Lucy Gernon

Ever had to say goodbye to a team member?

As leaders, it’s our job to guide our teams to higher standards and celebrate the accomplishments that come up from our teamwork. We feel fulfilled when we see a new team member join, interact with clients and customers, and take their first steps into unfamiliar territory. 

We value the people part of leadership and take our obligations as senior leaders seriously.

However, the ever-increasing demands on us, can occasionally mean we hire to “get a body in” as opposed to hiring the right fit. 

We may find ourselves hiring team members that do not line with our standards, or we may make hiring decisions that fall short of our goals due to time constraints or staffing needs.

This happened in my own business this year too and I wanted to share this with you today.

On this episode of the podcast, I’m sharing a MAJOR lesson I learned through making a hiring decision that wasn’t the right fit, for either party.

This experience shifted my perspective on leadership, reminding me of the importance of building a team with the right cultural fit and committing to my companies principles and standards.

Here’s the episode at a glance:

[1:18] One BIG Thing To Never Base A Hiring Decision On…Ever!

[3:07] Spotting Red Flags Fast and How to Act with Professionalism and Care

[5:19] The Big Impact of Ending Underperformers Has

[7:10] The Crucial Role of This One Body Part When Making Business Decisions

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