Leadership: When It’s Time To Fire A Volunteer

Published in Sunday Magazine Issue #3

Can you actually fire a volunteer? Absolutely! As shocking as the concept might be, sometimes it needs to be done.

The thought of firing a volunteer probably raises your anxiety level. But I bet you also have the name of someone on your team who needs to be “set free” to serve somewhere else. As a leader, you have to decide that allowing people to fail is far more heartless than speaking the truth in love and setting that volunteer free to serve in another area.