Don’t assume your high performer knows how good she is. Instead, use these three tips to give her the feedback she wants and deserves:
•Identify development areas. There may only be a few and you may need to work hard to identify and articulate them, but help your star understand what she can get better at.
•Show your appreciation. Failing to say thank you is a simple and common mistake. Your stars need feedback and praise just as much as everyone else.
•Give feedback often. Don’t wait for review time. High performers thrive off feedback and it’s your job to give it frequently.
Adapted from “Giving a High Performer Productive Feedback” by Amy Gallo.