Some really sound insights here from Brett on the dangers of expedient external hiring, the long term consequences of not facing up to bad decisions quickly enough - how to avoid them - and ultimately how to deal with them when they happen.
Leaders are Human: .....people are actually very forgiving. They want leaders that are human and know humans make mistakes.....they do not forgive is lack of transparency (trust). The Board also wants leaders who are transparent and trustworthy, but their measure relates more to financial results..., results translate to “speed of course correction”. .......pay close attention to the warning signs of a potential “misfit” in your organization and take action when warranted. .......if we are considering removal of a newcomer.., we must take the utmost care to ensure we are indeed making the right decision to correct our “error”...... Mentoring and coaching.....often produce results and allow us to avoid drastic action. Reassignment can be considered, but...less common due to the bottom-line pressures on today’s organizations............. .......don’t even think about delegating your duty to lead the delicate conversation that awaits you..... Please see: