Deciding whether to terminate an employee’s contract is hard. “It’s an emotionally difficult task,” says Jay Conger, a professor at Claremont McKenna College and co-author of The High Potential’s Advantage: Get Noticed, Impress Your Bosses, and Become a Top Leader. The decision is especially tricky if the employee in question hasn’t violated any rules and isn’t egregiously underperforming — but is clearly falling short.

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