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Keep your eye on “hiring and firing.” Employing – and terminating – people well makes a big difference between managerial success and failure. People who work together toward mutual goals accomplish the most. As a leader, you should identify people who can help you achieve shared objectives. Popular management author Brian Tracy offers 21 ideas to help you identify the people you should hire, help them thrive and sack them if necessary. Tracy’s beliefs about firing in some small ways recall those of former GE CEO Jack Welch, whose approach might seem less enlightened now than in the ’80s. Otherwise, getAbstract recommends Tracy’s helpful, forward-thinking guidance to HR specialists and managers who handle recruitment and retention.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to hire the best people,
  • How your firm’s policies and processes can help them grow, and
  • What strategies to turn to if you must terminate an employee – and when you must.

About the Author

The author of more than 50 books, Brian Tracy speaks professionally, conducts seminars and heads his training and consultancy company, Brian Tracy International. This manual is part of the Brian Tracy Success Library.



Delivering Results
Senior executives who want to deliver results for their companies must constantly keep an eye on “hiring and firing.” When people collaborate to achieve shared goals, they accomplish the most work. Your job is to identify, employ and retain people who help you achieve...

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    Dinesh Musalekar 2 years ago
    Spot on
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    Gareth Spencer 2 years ago
    Useful HR tips and advice.
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    Khadim Ibrahim 2 years ago
    Learn a lot about hiring

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