Too often managers unintentionally hinder or discourage their star performers. This counter-productive behavior is not ill-intended. It's often because the manager isn't sure how to motivate someone who is so exceptionally talented. If you are lucky enough to have such high-performers on your team, try these three things to make the most of them:
1. Push them to the next level. Stretch and challenge stars. Find out what they are good at and what they need to learn and craft assignments accordingly.
2. Let them shine. Don't hide your stars. Give them visibility. Let others know what they are doing. When they look good, you do too.
3.Let them go. Top performers need room to grow. If it makes sense for their development, let them move on.