Investing in People

I read this from my twitter timeline a couple of months ago:

CFO asks CEO: “What happens if we invest in developing our people & then they leave us?”
CEO: ‘What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

The quick answer to the CEO would be… “Well, let’s kick ’em out!” Of course, that’s not really as easy as it sounds. In fact, it is a really difficult thing to do, firing someone that is. Not just mentally and emotionally, but even on a legal aspect especially in the Philippines where there are lots of laws protecting employees, even the incompetent ones.

I guess in the end, it really is a difficult balancing act between continuing to develop (investing on) someone… and accepting their limitations.

And, if you are like me who often struggle because of my tendency to be overly positive about a person’s developmental capacity and ability… here’s a good read for you: Dealing With Bad Apples

Removing someone from a team is painful; it’s not fun for anyone. But realizing you should have removed someone six months ago is far more painful.

— Dealing With Bad Apples



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Ryan Salvanera is an Executive Coach who helps teams and individuals maximize their unique powers, taking them from good to great to AWESOME! Ryan is the Founder of Coach Rye and a Co-Founder of Wissen Solomon and StrengthsCoach.PH.

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