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December 19, 2011

The Business Owner’s Greatest Fear

Filed under: Employees and Human Resources — Tags: , — Mike Van Horn @ 6:47 pm

My response to article by Jeff Haden

Two partners joined one of our business owner groups a while back. Their big issue was how to get rid of this one problem manager. They were afraid to fire her. Every month they’d come to the meeting, and the other business owners would ask, “Did you fire her yet?” “No, we didn’t do it this month.” Months dragged on, same question from the group, same response. Got to be a joke.
Then one meeting they came in and announced excitedly, “Guess what! She’s gone!”
“Oh great,” the group responded. “So you finally fired her?”
“No. She quit.”
So my hat’s off to Jeff Haden. This is definitely the entrepreneur’s bugaboo.


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