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When you discipline a staff member, do you act quickly or do you drag out the matter?

WRITTEN BY STEVE MARR
WEDNESDAY, 2 OCTOBER 2019

Solomon wrote, "Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men among them...are given fully to do evil" (Ecclesiastes 8:11 NASB).

When an employee steps out of line, act quickly. Time will rewrite the main facts in the offender's memory and diminish the effectiveness of your discipline. Further, others will observe your leadership, and if you fail to act, in their eyes, they will believe the infractions are okay. Your swift and fair discipline will keep staff in line and your business on top.

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Solomon wrote, "Because the sentence against an evil deed is not executed quickly, the hearts of the sons of men among them...are given fully to do evil" (Ecclesiastes 8:11 NASB).

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