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Firing someone - the hard task of leadership

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MANY years ago, as a young executive on my first overseas assignment, I had the good luck to observe Mohan Vaswani, chairman of the Singapore-based Tolaram group, fire a senior leader for lack of performance.

It was an amazing exercise in self-restraint, great calmness and compassion,...

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