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You might concentrate on your poor performers, pushing them to work harder, think smarter or improve their attitude. That’s fine, as long as you don’t neglect your best workers. Stars need care and feeding too. Challenge them to exceed goals, gain new skills and take prudent risks. Devote at least half of your attention to your top-tier workers. For every hour you spend disciplining malcontents or prodding mediocre performers, invest the same amount of time on your hotshots.