When you have an underperformer and you have tried to develop them but can’t, you’ll want to make a change.
Here are ten lessons I’ve learned:
- The right person in the wrong spot becomes the wrong person unless I do something about it.
- If you’re always trying to develop someone’s weakness, you probably have the wrong person.
- Keeping the wrong person to protect his feelings is unfair to you and to your team member.
- If God has shown you that a team member is not the right fit, you’re cheating the person by not removing him.
- You can’t have the right person in a role when the wrong person is filling it.
- The longer you wait to remove a wrong person, the harder it is for everyone.
- If you’re about to remove a person, they should already have a pretty good sense that things aren’t working out. If they don’t, you probably haven’t been fair in your communication to them.
- Honor the person you have removed even if they don’t honor you.
- Seek God, make a decision, and don’t waffle on it.
- If you aren’t faithful to do what God shows you to do, He isn’t likely to trust you with more.