Managing Your Superstars | Ep. 029

Talent + Trust
Talent + Trust
Managing Your Superstars | Ep. 029

In today’s episode, Rob Houghton discusses the best ways to manage your superstars.  Hiring superstars (peak performers) can be a difference-maker and provide needed inspiration for your organization, but it can also deflate and dispirit an organization if not expertly managed.  Check out the WSJ article How to Manage a Superstar Employee

Rob discusses some of the common pitfalls that employers make when bringing on board a superstar.  Rob also ties in his private sector corporate experience with his military special operations experience to draw some interesting comparisons.

Show Highlights:

  • Find out why 25% is about the right ratio of superstars to staff in a typical organization.
  • Are professional sports divas any different than corporate superstars?
  • Find out how superstars are directly related to increased organizational innovation.
  • Find out how superstars who are perceived as aloof generate twice as much negativity, hostile opinions, and gossip more than others.

Next Episode:  In our next podcast, Rob will begin a new series titled, “Career Talk.”  These podcasts will discuss the nuts and bolts of how you can most effectively plan, build, and supercharge your career.  The first episode will explore the topic of Annual Performance Reviews.  Rob will provide you with the inside scoop on how to turn your next review into a career-enhancing move!

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