When to mentor, when to fire

Jocko and Leif wrote Dichotomy of Leadership as a follow-up to Extreme Ownership: How Navy SEALs Lead and Win and dive deep into the most challenging aspect of leading people. Understanding how to maintain balance enables leaders to most effectively lead, accomplish the mission, and achieve the ultimate goal: VICTORY.

Chapter 4: When to Mentor, When to Fire is Now Available on Extreme Ownership Academy

Effective teams are disciplined but not rigid. Jocko and Leif share the importance of a team that can think and solve problems when challenges arise. They also discuss the importance of balance and having a doctrine of standard operating procedures for when challenges reoccur. Dive deeper into this chapter through role-play demonstrations and application exercises with examples of what to do and what NOT to do to LEAD and WIN. Leaders earn a certificate of completion when passing the Learning Check at the end of the course. Stand by as we release the remaining courses every week for all twelve chapters.

Most underperformers don’t need to be fired; they need to be led. In this course, you will learn about the escalation of counseling that helps you understand when someone needs to be mentored versus when it is time to fire someone. The dichotomy here is learning to balance caring about your people and helping people improve while not allowing them to negatively affect the team. The course includes combat examples, a detailed explanation of the principle, direct application to business with multiple examples, and role-play demonstrations of what to do and what not to do. Knowledge is tested through three interactive application exercises and five learning check questions.

Learning Objectives 

  • Understand when and how to escalate counseling
  • Identify when it is time to let someone go
  • Balance caring for your team members with doing what is best for the team itself

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