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Brink Or Swim! Give a Little Love to Your Stars!
It's Valentine's Day - so show a little love to the people who put their heart into your team!

As a manager, it's a joy to have people whose efforts boost your whole team. But you need to make sure that they don't get overloaded with work and burn out. Find out how to support them, with our articles, How to Get the Best From an Extra Miler and Avoiding Burnout.

Some people thrive on accepting new responsibilities and challenges. You can help them to fulfill their potential with our article, Managing High Achievers.

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How to Get the Best From an Extra Miler How to Get the Best From an Extra Miler

Find out how to support a team member whose eagerness to help could result in him or her being overloaded with work.

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Avoiding Burnout Avoiding Burnout

Learn how to identify the symptoms and causes of career burnout, and how to avoid it.

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Managing High Achievers Managing High Achievers

Discover how to help the high achievers on your team to reach their full potential.

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Keeping Valued Team Members
Keeping Valued Team Members

Learn how to retain a key team member who may be thinking of leaving.

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Stress in the Spotlight, by Brian Claridge and Cary Cooper

Discover how to deal with stress at work, in this Book Insight.

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Appreciative Coaching

Follow this four-stage process for developing your people by focusing on their strengths.

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A Final Note

It can be tempting to keep loading an "extra miler" with tasks. But if you do, you risk applying "the straw that breaks the camel's back." He may burn out, or feel that he's being taken advantage of, and leave. But if you protect him, you'll likely have a valuable asset on your team for years to come.

Next week, we explore the steps that you can take to build a positive team, with our new video, and we look at strategies for coping with high team turnover.

Have a great week!

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