LPHR Magazine (March 2013) - Page 47

PRACTICES LPHR 3/13 E BAD APPLES T ffective leaders believe that “one bad apple spoils the bunch”... and they are right. When leaders spot a bad apple, it is vital to take immediate action to counsel them once or twice. Most bad apples require coaching on the harsher side - similar to “tough love”. If a leader is unfamiliar with legal liabilities surrounding disciplinary conversations with employees, they should seek to partner with your Human Resource Department for support in this process. he easiest way to get in trouble is to offend another employee. Leaders need people to respond favorably to initiatives. It helps bring out an up-beat and positive attitude throughout the team. When you have this sense of understanding embedded in your organizational culture, you’ll find everything that needs to be done and bad apples will quickly realize they are not a fit, then likely weed themselves out. MARCH 2013 | LPRH.CO