174: What To Do When You Inherit An Underperformer

Inheriting an underperforming team member is definitely a challenge, but don’t be discouraged – it is manageable!

Let’s talk about what to do when you inherit an underperformer.

In today’s episode, I’m diving into this true leadership topic and giving you my TOP TIPS for effectively managing your new team member so you can do what is best for your team and organization. 

Ready to explore some performance improvement tools and the skills you need to make the best leadership decisions possible?

Let’s go to the show!

I dive into:

  • The MOST IMPORTANT things you need to know about inheriting an underperformer
  • Tackling problems quickly with your new team member
  • Dealing with gossip and holding off judgment
  • The importance of the observation stage & why documenting everything is vital
  • My TOP TIPS for an effective PIP (performance improvement plan) – and why this needs to be a last resort!
  • How to know if exiting the team member is the next necessary step
  • And more

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