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The Right Way to Rally Your Troops

Harvard Business Review

Many have to measure their success in terms of stock price and market share, and when those slip, everyone sees it happening, reads about it in the business pages, watches it on CNBC. Then, abruptly, he fired someone standing in the room with him: creative director Abel Lenz. “Stop shooting”, he said, followed quickly by: “Abel you’re fired. Leaders face enormous public and employee scrutiny when their companies are failing.

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