Top Performer Misbehaving

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about inappropriate behavior of top performer

A top performer in my team misbehaves a lot in meetings. Also at times, he doesn’t follow orders. Even though I have given him several warnings, he has still not changed his attitude. I do not want to throw him out as his numbers help me a lot, but his behavior gives a wrong signal to the other team members who are also starting to behave in the same way. Please suggest.

Signed, Manager

Dear Manager:

Let’s reword your question and change your title to coach: You have a player, who makes more points than other players, but sometimes doesn’t follow your game plan. You have given him warnings, but his attitude has not changed and the other players are beginning to behave in the same troublesome way as your star.

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