4 Ways to Get the Best From an Extra Miler

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Extra milers are a great asset to your team. But don't let them overdo it!

Do you work with someone who often goes above and beyond the call of duty for their colleagues and team? Someone who always "goes the extra mile" to do more, learn more, and achieve more?

Some extra milers will take on extra work to support their colleagues, and to help their team to excel. Others will use their "voice" to promote creativity within a team, and to challenge and improve ways of doing things.

Use these four tips to get the best from your extra milers!

1. Place your extra miler at the center of your working environment. This will expose them to more people and greater opportunities to develop.

2. Subdivide tasks so that a part of each project must pass through your extra miler's hands. This way, they can track the task's progress and offer advice to other team members.

3. Encourage team collaboration. This will give your extra miler more opportunities to offer help spontaneously.

4. Endorse feedback within your team. Create an environment where everyone can suggest alternatives to existing processes. And praise those who offer helpful contributions.

Extra milers can be a great driving force. But they can run themselves into the ground. So monitor their workload and take action to prevent burnout.

If you want to learn more about how to get the best from an extra miler, see the article that accompanies this video.

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