Welcome back, kids!
How was your break?
I’m sure, like a lot of you, your time away was a mix of a lot of stuff. Some busy. Some fun. Some relaxation. Now, we’re all back to the grind!
Every new year, when I come back to the office I have a little nervous energy. Okay, it’s 2018, 2017 is in the rearview mirror, this year is going to be epic!
Now, what’s the first thing I should do!?!
What do you think? Fix something that’s broken? Build something that needs building?
I think the first thing you should do is go find the worst performer in your organization. Someone who’s been underperforming for a while. Someone, when gone, the organization will actually run better! Go find that person. I’ll wait…
Okay, now, fire that person.
Give them your last gift of the holiday season! The gift of starting their life over at a place where they want to work and can be successful, because it’s not at your place!
If you’re coming back into your organization after a long break and you instantly see an employee and think, “OMG, I was hoping Harry died at a New Years party, Ugh!” Do yourself and your organization a favor and start 2018 off without the dead weight. Just Do It!
Don’t wait for “The Process” to work. It didn’t work in 2017, and it’s not going to work in 2018! Call that person in and tell them to take their services to South Beach! It’s not easy. It’s never easy. But, 2018 is your year. It’s the year you’ll take control and stop the nonsense. To make that happen you need people around you that will help make that happen.
8 am on January 2nd, 2018. Call up that worst performer and let them know 2018 is going to be a great year, for you, maybe not them. You’ll thank yourself almost immediately. The organization will thank you almost immediately. The employee who got canned will probably thank you down the road, assuming they learn from this mistake.
Make 2018 Great! Go fire someone today!