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Your Top Performers
Don't burn them out
If you need something done well and on-time, you may have a preference when it comes to staff delegation.
But if you are going to them every time, you are likely to overload them, and the rest of the team will not be growing and developing as quickly.
“Don’t reward your top performers with more work.” - David Cottrell
When delegating to your team members, make sure to ask about their existing projects. If someone is already fully booked for the next two weeks, don’t pile on. Either delegate and grow a different staffer, or discuss the first-choice person’s workload. What deadlines can be pushed back? What are they doing now that could be reassigned? Sometimes you need that one person who has a specific level of training or experience to do a particular job, so that should be prioritized. But look for opportunities to grow the experience levels and competencies of other team members, as well. Give everyone a chance to grow and contribute to the team.