Care and Feeding of Top Performers

Marshall, Jeffrey; Heffes, Ellen M.
January 2005
Financial Executive;Jan/Feb2005, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
This article focuses on coaching top performers in upper management. If managers want their top performers at peak performance it is crucial that they help them understand exactly what it is they are doing right and provide that feedback within the context of their organization and acknowledge just how it adds value. The author provides a list of tips for managing top performers which includes looking beyond the obvious rewards, telling them the truth, provide timely verbal feedback over solid performances, be specific when coaching them, ask them for feedback, don't presume they can solve all their problems by themselves and don't avoid giving praise because you can't promote.


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