by Heather Huhman April 30, 2018
There’s nothing more exciting than finding an employee with high potential. Leaders spot such talent and lay out these individuals' path to greatness. But things don’t always work out that way.
In fact, a March VitalSmarts survey of more than 1,000 managers and employees found that 70 percent of managers surveyed had at least one high-potential employee they were considering firing because of poor performance.
This becomes a problem when leaders are unable to let go of unrealized talent. They continue to hope the employee will improve. But, in the process, employers just waste company resources and time.
There comes a point when leaders have to realize it’s time to let underperforming, high-potential employees go. Do you know when that is?
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