If once-productive employees slack off, express your surprise. Explain the positive ways that you perceive them—and why. You might say, “I see you as incredibly driven, based on your willingness to take on new assignments, your dedication to work until the job’s done and the high standards you set for yourself.” Then contrast your perception with their recent behavior. Conclude with a motivational challenge such as, “I’d hate to change my perception of you after all this time.”
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