Hiring and Firing


pmwj52-nov2016-romagnoli-bookBook Title:   Hiring & Firing
Author:   Brian Tracy
Publisher: AMACON books
List Price:   $9.95   
Format: hardcover, 112 pages
Publication Date:   August 2016  
ISBN: 9780814437513
Reviewer:     Diana Romagnoli, PMP
Review Date: October 2016



This book is about hiring and firing of employees in a business executive environment. It is written by a seasoned executive business professional we all admire.

Overview of Book’s Structure

The book has a very approachable structure. It was an easy read; I read this book while on a business trip. I found the chapter set up and content presentation inviting the reader to approach the topics with ease and simplicity. The section headings within the chapters allow you to return to the subject and quickly find the topic you are searching for reference.

This matter is anything but easy and simple, however Brian Tracy gives the hiring manager the action items required throughout both processes to confirm a successful outcome at each engagement. We have used many of these points but the presentation of all of them together with personal examples of the employments and terminations brings the points closer to reality.


The first highlight of the book was the transition the author made from hiring to firing. He addresses the importance of introducing the new employee to their position, responsibilities and expectations taking nothing for granted. Secondly, to improve performance continuously, we who are reading the book are in many circumstances employees subject to the hirings & firings the book covers. We must know how important this topic is personally. And lastly a highlight for me was zero-based thinking. I really enjoy critical thinking. It is key to future successes. Zero-based thinking is essential to taking a “course correction” for yourself or others on your team.


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About the Reviewer

Diana Romagnoli, MBA, PMP

Texas, USA


Summary background: 30 years in the health care industry. Diana lives in Texas and works nationwide for a large enterprise health system based in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.


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