When people do dumb things or lose focus, it’s natural to conclude they’re stupid or lazy. But more often than not, it’s wrong. Businesses are getting poor performance out of their people by design. Attributing business failure to “bad people” doesn’t solve the problem. Even worse, it’s a diagnostic trap that can sink a business.
Give yourself time and space to reflect on your circumstances and how you likely caused them to happen. That will help you determine whether you have a hiring problem or a management problem. After all, that is where the science, the data, and the common sense says that’s where you should start.