Underperformers Come in Many Shapes and Sizes

Stressed businessman resting head on hands at desk6 questions to ask … about the firm.

By August J. Aquila

Over the years I have been called in to firms to help address an underperforming partner. I have learned that underperforming can mean a lot of different things and the underperformer can have many different problems.

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I have also learned that many managing partners waste a lot of time and energy either trying to “fix” the underperformer or just ignoring the 5-ton elephant in the room.