How Do You Encourage Your Creativity?


From time to time, most business leaders need to have difficult conversations with poor performers. I’ve touched on this before in my Blog, because many business owners and leaders find managing poor performance challenging or awkward.  

Over reliance on your top performers

Poor performing staff can take a lot of your time and effort to get them back on track.

In the meantime, your top performers will be getting things done: using their initiative and helping to keep the business ticking over while your attention is diverted. They’re the stars you rely on no matter what.

It’s crucial not to take staff who are performing well, for granted. That can be easier said than done if you’re constantly busy focusing on poor performers, putting out fires, and potentially dealing with a resulting business crisis.

Can you afford to lose top talent?

If you don’t appear to value high performing staff, they may be tempted away by someone who does.

The easiest form of recruitment is head-hunting, so bear in mind that if you have stars on your team, word will get round – it’s likely they’ll be approached by another business/organisation.

To increase the chances of keeping your top performers, recognise and acknowledge that they go above and beyond, thank them and support their ongoing professional development.

See my video for more thoughts on this.

What do you do to tap into your creativity?