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What Makes Your Most Talented People Tick?

February 17, 2014


Star-factor_80x125Every team has its top performers – the people who produce great results, time after time.

But have you ever considered how others can learn from these “stars”?

In their book, “The Star Factor” (premium members only), authors William Seidman and Richard Grbavac explain how we can learn what makes these people so great – so that we can then help everyone else learn these things.

Learn more about this book in our Book Insight (premium members only).

Question: What do you top performers do that makes them so effective? Join the discussion below!

3 thoughts on “What Makes Your Most Talented People Tick?

  1. Dianna MT wrote:

    In my opinion, top performers see solutions and rather than problems. They are always thinking ahead and not content to just complain or tell you what is wrong. Problem-thinkers are draining on time and morale. Solution-thinkers are a bright spot!

  2. Rebel wrote:

    I’d say that enough freedom makes many talented people tick. Holding them too tightly…like watching every little move – that’ll just chase them off. If you trust me enough to give me the job then trust me enough to actually do the job too.

    1. Dianna MT wrote:

      Hi Rebel, I agree wholeheartedly! Empowerment is a huge motivator and it allows people to really shine. A lot of managers are reluctant to delegate (or don’t know how to do it properly and end up micromanaging!) I think if you value your staff then you owe it to them to learn how to delegate effectively and with that comes knowing you can trust your people to get the job done.

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