6 key tips to manage star employees

While many believe that a hands-off approach is the best way to allow a star employee to thrive, Harvard Business Review has put together six tips for best managing high-achieving workers.


  1. Be development minded and make sure to ask what your employee's goals are and what you can do to help them work toward them.
  2. Autonomy is a good way to make sure star employees feel trusted and responsible.
  3. Don't over-compliment and inflate a star's ego. Instead, focus compliments on specific achievements.
  4. Manage your star's workload in order to avoid burnout.
  5. Don't play favorites and instead be mindful of group dynamics. Make sure other employees do not grow resentful toward the treatment your star employee receives.
  6. Encourage relationship-building, even though your star may be able to thrive without help. Without the ability to network and collaborate with others, your star will not reach their full potential.

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