What Leadership Advice Should You Ignore?

“I don’t care who it is, but you need to fire one of the people reporting to you.”

This was the advice I received from a CEO I knew when I became General Manager of a division of a company. I asked my CEO friend why.

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He said, “That’s how you will instill fear in your team. Everyone will know you mean business when you fire someone.”

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