Recovering From Demotion | Ep 23


This episode covers:

  1. Why people get demoted
  2. The emotional cost of demotion
  3. How to help someone who has been demoted recover, and make a contribution to your company

Why does someone get demoted?

  1. Incompetence
  2. Poor Decisions
  3. Lack of Compatibility  

The emotional cost of demotion

  1. Shame
  2. Resentment
  3. Fear

How to help someone who has been demoted recover

  1. Set clear expectations
  2. Help them with their mindset
  3. Meet regularly with them to evaluate, critique and recognize.

Next Steps:

If you need to help someone recover from being demoted, download the Construction Leaders Dashboard.

The Construction Leaders Dashboard is one of the simplest and yet most powerful tools for leaders in construction companies of all sizes that can be used to coach someone through the challenges associated with being demoted by providing a framework to clarify their: Vision, Mission, Values, Edge, Initiatives, Metrics, Key Relationships, and Development Opportunities.

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