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The dirty secret about managing is that most business ownershate to employees who are falling down on the job."For many entrepreneurs, disciplining employees is verydifficult; they tend to put it off, hoping the problems resolvethemselves. But things just get worse," says Bob Turknett, alicensed psychologist and president of Turknett Group, aleadership consulting group in Atlanta.

Another dirty secret is that most entrepreneurs have limitedexperience getting a positive response when and if they dodiscipline their employees. Traditionally, slumping workers weresimply fired. Maybe the boss went through a scripted"disciplinary procedure" suggested by lawyers to avoidpossible wrongful termination lawsuits, but a focus on actuallychanging employee behavior was rare.

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