It’s easy to neglect the steady performers in the middle of the pack. They don’t offer exciting development challenges, like your top performers. They don’t suck up your time, attention, and emotional energy like your chronic problem performers.
But it’s dangerous and unfair to neglect the people who show up every day, do an acceptable job, and then go home. They help you and your team accomplish your mission. They free up your time so you can devote it to seizing opportunities and solving problems. So, thank them. And help them make progress that matters to them.
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