There are a bunch of reasons to remove someone as a LinkedIn connection. It’s actually pretty easy to do… but the question I get about removing connections the most is “will they know?” For some reason we don’t want to offend our connection, we’d rather do disconnect without them knowing :p
Rest assured, as far as I know, they won’t find out unless they figure it out on their own. Here’s how you do it:
Step One: Click on Contacts from the left menu area.
Step 2: (this is where you say (duh!) Click on Remove Connections on the far right of that screen (above your list of connections).
Step 3: From there it’s self-explanatory – just check the names you want to remove and on the right is a button to remove them.
Disconnect! Declutter! Empower yourself!