Terminating employees isn't something leaders enjoy

Employees forget that a good leader will have offered multiple opportunities for coaching (refresher training, job shadowing, adjustments to schedules, etc) before they reach the hard decision to terminate. When a leader has to terminate an employee, at least in my case, I think about the ramifications this will have on a person's life, the impact to their family, the loss of work friendships, the invisible impact of shame, humiliation, guilt about what they could have done better. It's difficult for both parties, and remembering that if you offer EVERY possible option to help ensure that the person is doing their job to their fullest capability than the right decision is to allow people to move on and find a career path that actually makes them happy. And remembering that if they wanted to do the job they would have been as invested as you were with them.