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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 41. A hot star can brighten your whole team

Who doesn’t want star performers on their team? They can ratchet up the excellence of all your performers. Assuming that they don’t haul their ego into the workplace, like their very own espresso machine, they can inspire would-be stars who have gotten into the habit of leaving their A game at home. They can bring a certain level of celebrity to your entire company. And, let’s face it, they can make you look fantastic.

Some stars expect star treatment. Some stars just want the trust and respect necessary to be left alone to do their work. Some stars will be courted by your competitors who know the value of their brand, perhaps more than you do. Some stars just like to work with colleagues who ...

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