Passing on some great management advice

Sorry for the limited posting last week; I was up in SF at the EisnerAmper Real Estate Private Equity Conference.

At the conference, heard a talk about building an “excellent, enduring organization”, which is obviously what we are trying to do here at Adaptive.

The talk included several good pieces of advice, but one really stood out.

When dealing with employees, the speaker (whose name I forgot, annoyingly, since he was great) advised, you can do two things:

  1. Utterly support them; or
  2. Fire them

There is no middle ground, where you keep someone employed but complain about them or wish they were gone.

If someone is in your organization, they are there because you want them to be and because you think they can do a good job. So, you need to be 100% behind them.

If you’re not 100% behind them, get them out of there.

Great advice.