Star Performer Holds Us Ransom

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about an annoying top performer: Our star employee likes to harass employees that don’t “work as hard” as him. How do we handle this?

Our star employee likes to harass employees that don’t “work as hard” as him. How do we handle this? If we fire him, we may not make our deadlines. This has been going on for 5 years.

Signed, He’s A Star; We’re Not

Dear┬áHe’s A Star; We’re Not:

Stars that shine brighter sometimes belittle those with lesser light. It ain’t right and those who are told they don’t work as hard would like to dump God’s whole load of hay on top of your star. Your brief note states this kind of unkind behavior has been going on for years. Therefore it is clear that whoever supervises this so-called star has not been managing him as a good coach should and that your work group is not a team.

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