How To Do a Layoff? With Humanity

It’s been said that the true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.  This seems particularly apt today, given all the layoffs that many leaders have had to undertake recently.  We’ve seen some of the worst examples of leadership recently.  But there is a better way.

Leaders who respect, care for, and are deeply grateful for their people approach letting people go with humanity.  They pass the leadership litmus test.

In my new Smartbrief on Leadership video, Layoffs Are the Leadership Litmus Test, I reflect on how leaders can demonstrate the power of a human approach during layoffs.


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