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What to Do When Long-Term Employees Become Managers, and Are Bad at It

Your business has grown, but an employee's skill set hasn't grown with it. Should you shift them, or get rid of them altogether?

Should That Employee Be Fired? Ask These 5 Questions First.

Terminating a worker is a big decision that should be done with care, so carefully evaluate these factors before taking any action.

Microsoft Reportedly Prepping Massive Round of Layoffs

The announcement, which could arrive as soon as this week, comes as the company seeks to integrate roughly 30,000 new employees on the heels of its Nokia acquisition.

Before You Break Up With That Problem Customer, Go Down This List

Firing a client is a very serious decision that should not be taken lightly. So do these four things before it gets to that point.

How to Fire Employees With Compassion

Firing is never easy for anyone, but it can be less painful if you follow these tips.

Ex-NYT Editor Jill Abramson on Resilience

'I'm talking to anyone who has been dumped,' the recently fired executive editor of The New York Times told Wake Forest grads. 'When that happens, show what you are made of.'

What to Do When You Hire the Right Person for the Wrong Position

Not every hire is meant to stay in a position. To avoid turnover, have a conversation about how he or she can succeed at your company.

What Lessons You Should Learn When You Fire Someone

No one likes to let someone go. But, when you do, make sure you are using it as a learning experience for leadership.

Don't Let Your Business Be Held Hostage by a Nightmare Client

Here are the warning signs that a customer relationship is turning toxic and you need to get out.

How to Fire Someone Without Getting Sued (Infographic)

Dismissals can sometimes backfire, leading to taxing legal clashes. ThatÂ’s why it's crucial to have your bases covered.

How RadiumOne Did the Right Thing in Firing Its CEO

Gurbaksh Chahal assaulted his girlfriend, but firing him took more guts by the board than you think.

Starting a Consulting Firm? 10 Reasons Your Clients Need You.

A look at what companies are looking for consultants to do and which 10 consulting services are in demand today.

Remember, It May Take Time for Employees to Bear Fruit

Does the New York Knicks president's recent decision to fire the entire coaching staff show that leaders shouldn't be so obsessed with moment-to-moment results?

4 Secrets to Firing Your First Employee

Know the rules, provide evidence and conduct the termination in a thoughtful and caring manner.

Nike Reportedly Exiting the Wearable Hardware Game

The sportswear company is shifting its focus from hardware to software.

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.

Barbara Corcoran: I Used to Fire 25 Percent of My Sales Team Each Year

The 'Shark Tank' star knows a thing or two about how to fire someone. After all, she made it an annual, company-wide practice at her real-estate firm.

Dealing With Feelings: How to Be an Emotionally-Aware Leader

When an entrepreneur (or executive) is more in tune with their employees' emotions, they are better able to balance the workforce, complete day-to-day work and innovate.

17 Traits That Distinguish the Best Startup CEOs

Being a great leader requires more than just attention to detail. Keep these points in mind when taking your management up a notch -- or several.

When It's Time to Fire the Productive

It is not only the unproductive, slack offs that deserve the axe. Sometimes companies have to let go of their star performer.

Maker of Video Game 'BioShock' to Shed All But 15 Employees

Creator Ken Levine's decision to cut the studio down to a 'smaller, more entrepreneurial endeavor' comes as something of a shock.

At Yahoo, a $42 Million Change of Heart

Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer has given the boot to her second in command, Henrique de Castro, just a little over a year after pilfering the exec from rival Google.

How to Let Go of Employees With Love and Dignity

There is nothing worse than a firing or a layoff. But you can ease your employees' pain by acting with faith and love.

How Hiring and Firing Employees Is Just Like Poker

When do you go 'all in' on talent or fold the hand you are dealt?

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