Moment #18: When To Part Ways With a Poor Performer

Moment #18 // How do you know when the right time is to let a poor performer go? Many leaders sit back and just hope that the person will improve. But hope isn’t a strategy. And when you’re dealing with a historically poor performer, it's rarely the case that they lift to meet the minimum acceptable standard. 

The most commonly cited regret of great leaders, as they reflect on their careers, is that they didn't move quickly enough to remove the people who they knew couldn’t do the job.

If you’re serious about performance, you need to free up your non-performers so that they can be successful in another organization–preferably, one of your competitor’s!

You can take a deeper dive into these insights by listening to Ep.34: When It's Time For Someone To Go.


FREE 5 DAY LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE: Want to boost your leadership capability? This challenge will start you down the path of improving your leadership confidence and skills—if you're willing to put in the work!

Start the free 5 Day Leadership Challenge today:


FREE QUIZ: I’ve created a brand new 3-question quiz that’ll give you a free personalized podcast playlist tailored to where you are right now in your leadership career!

Click here to take the 30-second quiz now to get your on-the-go playlist


You can connect with me at:







Our mission here at Your CEO Mentor is to improve the quality of leaders, globally.

Hosted on Acast. See for more information.