What’s the best way to fire an employee?

Ben Horowitz (Co-Founder & Partner @ Andreessen Horowitz)
If you fired a senior executive, identify from this list what went wrong | A Founder’s Notebook

[When you fire someone…] 1. You did a poor job of defining the position in the first place. CEOs often hire based on an abstract notion of what they think and feel the executive should be like. This error often leads to the executive not bringing the key, necessary qualities to the table. 2. You hired for lack of weakness rather than for strengths. You hire an executive with no sharp weaknesses, but who is mediocre where you need her to be grea… (read more)