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I once had to lay off 10% of my team even though I didn't agree with it. Here's what I learned

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Toni Crowe. Toni Crowe
Toni Crowe is a writer and former VP of operations for multi-billion-dollar corporations.
As an upper manager, Crowe was once tasked with laying off 10% of her team, a decision she didn't support.
She did "what must be done" as a leader while voicing her disagreement privately to her bosses every step of the way.
In my long corporate career, I have perfectly executed policies with which I disagreed. This is a brutal truth of upper management. The guidelines were not immoral, unethical, or illegal, so they were a part of my job to implement. Early on, I learned hard...
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