Provide ongoing support for your high performers by coaching them and providing the development tools they need. You can help high performers work at optimal levels by providing feedback, addressing concerns promptly, ensuring that they remain challenged in their projects, and recognizing their career aspirations.
- When you communicate with your high performers,…approach them as a coach rather than a director.…That sends a subtle but very real message…about the way you perceive their achievements…and respect their contributions.…Here are five ways you can use coaching techniques…to get even better results from your high performers.…First, get to know them.…Use transparent dialogue to find out what makes them tick.…Work to understand what types of projects they enjoy,…and those that demotivate them.…What strength sets them apart?…What might be holding them back?…Openly discussing this information can help you build trust…and better target their assignments.…
And when you can give them projects in the sweet spot,…ones that leverage their expertise and preferences,…you can demonstrate your interest in making sure…they're appropriately challenged…while rewarding their value.…Second, know where they want to go.…Through your coaching conversations,…encourage your high performers to be candid…about how they ideally want their careers to progress.…
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- Knowing who you're managing
- Common challenges among high performers
- Expectations that high performers bring to their jobs
- Helping your high performers work at peak levels
- Coaching and developing high performers