"Well nobody likes being fired. But if we protect the reputations of both the individual and the organization, we'll minimize the pain. We just need to treat the people with respect. Conversely, using the phone or email, just damages our reputation and the individual's. When we forget about respect, the process tends to take over--which is unlikely to be a good thing. Through respect, we can make it humane and build everyone's reputation, in spite of the pain." -- Simon Hayward
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Simon Hayward is has worked with some of the world’s leading organizations on international leadership development and strategic employee engagement programs. Simon was formerly head of Academee, which was recognised by both The Financial Times and The Sunday Times as one of the UK’s Best Companies to Work For. He sold Academee to Oliver Wyman in 2008 and founded Cirrus (www.cirrus-connect.com) in 2010. Simon is researching the links between leadership and employee engagement as part of his DBA and Manchester Business School. He is part of the UK government’s employee engagement task force.