Have you been in a position where you–or your manager–wanted to save a difficult employee? Maybe you felt as if you bent over backwards to save an employee? Don't do it. In this myth, Management Myth #6, I Can Save Everyone, I confront the myth that every employee somehow has a place at every organization. Not everyone does. And, the rest of your team will thank you.
Since I wrote that column, I also discovered this book, Firing at Will. I have not finished reading it, but it sure looks like a winner.