How Employees Fail #7: Troubled

22 Feb


In general non-performers group into two categories:  Troubled and troublesome.  Want to see a troubled employee? Look in the mirror.  During your career, perhaps multiple times, an issue at work (bad boss, market changes, poor job fit, etc.) or at home (illness, divorce,, becoming a parent, stress etc.) will have an impact on your performance.


A troubled employee is a performer at a bad time in their lives.  These people deserve your very best counseling.  A turn around here is a big win for everyone. Remember:

How you treat a troubled employee will be interpreted as how you will treat other employees in a bad patch.

This is where you must be most adept at coaching/counseling and where you should err on being “soft.”



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