How do you tell a subordinate to go? I told him to search for another job. I had tell him firmly, while being professional. Iron hand in velvet glove.
This was after all attempts to coach and mentor him and he showed no sign of improvement. I had an option to fire him, but chose the option to ask him to search for another job.
It is important as a leader to take tough decisions while being compassionate.
Step by step: Coach and mentor-Ask him to seach for another job-Ask him to resign-Fire him.
The decision depends on the situation and the person involved. Sometimes there is no other option other than firing immediately and sometimes you need to take a longer route.
What do you think?