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Developing Employees by Harvard Business School Press

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Growing Competent Employees

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It’s easy to recognize the employees in your organization who bring in the biggest revenues or win awards. But there are others who are also important: those competent employees, or B players, who consistently meet expectations even if they are not standout performers. Although these people may not seek the limelight, it’s still critical for managers to recognize, value, and develop them. Let’s look at how you might do this.

Understanding and appreciating your “corporate backbone”

Steady, reliable performers are your corporate backbone; they keep your organization going, day by day. These employees are valuable to ...

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