How to Compassionately Fire a Long-Time Employee

Published on

Struggling to compassionately let go of a long-time employee? This video shares the uncomfortable heartfelt journey of a CEO needing to fire a long-serving employee and confidant. Watch how leaders can deal with feelings.

In This Video

In this video, you'll learn about navigating the emotional complexities of leadership decisions that impact lives, like firing an employee.

We'll explore a real-life scenario involving a CEO needing to terminate his long-standing VP of HR, emphasizing the role of self-awareness and compassion.

Learn to address feelings of guilt and responsibility while still acting in the company's best interests. Through the CEO’s story, discover the power of conscious leadership and authentic compassion in making tough decisions.

This is essential knowledge for anyone in a leadership role. Tune in to gain insights for your professional growth journey.


00:00 Navigating Wisely When Impacting Teams

00:40 What to Do with Feelings in Decision-Making

01:01 How Ignoring Feelings Compromises Leadership

02:37 The Story of William and Mary

03:30 William's Struggle with the Decision

03:53 The Impact of Personal Connections

04:30 Unpacking the Real Issue

05:38 Balancing Objectivity and Empathy

06:20 The Path to Resolution

07:21 Introspective Insights Lead to Clarity

08:59 Infusing Compassion into Leadership

10:15 We Won’t Know How They’ll React

10:56 The Importance of Authentic vs. Fake Compassion

12:30 Outro

Unleash your Brilliance as a Conscious Leader

It's my mission to support people in leading with unyielding integrity, clarity, and authenticity. If you'd like to tap into your deeper insight and practical wisdom to lead more powerfully and effectively, feel free to reach out at to set up a time to connect.

To see what others have to say about the work we do together, please check out the testimonials here. I look forward to connecting.

Follow Bodhi on Social Media

There's a lot more content available here on the site and on many social media platforms.

🔥 Get Bodhi's latest Insights and Tips

🔔 Subscribe to the Evolving CEO YouTube Channel

👔 Connect at LinkedIn

➡️ Connect on Facebook

📷 Connect on Instagram

⚡️ Follow on TikTok

Tagged with:

Back to top