Many managers use their top performers as a measure of how successful they are as managers. However, while you may have hired a top performer or grown them into that role, that success is more likely to be a result of their drive and ability rather than anything that you did.

Instead, you should measure your management ability based on how you handle your worst performers. It is those people who define the lowest level of performance that you’re willing to tolerate, and how much you expect the other employees to compensate for YOUR low standards.

Here are a few tips on managing performance.

My best wishes, Paul

By Paul Matthews – Speaker/Author/Consultant on Informal Learning and Workforce Capability
Author of “Informal Learning at Work: How to Boost Performance in Tough Times
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