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A Year with Peter Drucker - 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness by Joseph A. Maciariello

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Week 28

Managing the Superstar

Introduction

Star performers present unique opportunities and challenges for executives. On one hand performance can be attained only through the strengths of people, and the purpose of organization is to make people productive. So star performers enhance the ability of the organization to attain its goals, and this effect is very desirable. Helping each person to focus on his or her strengths will enhance the performance of the entire organization.

But there are challenges in managing star performers. “Where there are peaks, there are valleys.”51 Star performers must be managed carefully lest they damage the spirit of the organization by their behavior and demands. Yet it is very important that the contribution ...

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