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Say this to your best workers

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in Leaders & Managers,People Management

Here are some things your ace workers would love to hear you say:

“I know what you are doing is hard. Tell me how you do it.” You acknowledge that your employees’ jobs are challenging. More than that, you show that you want to learn from them, and that is the most flattering form of praise.

“What should we do now?” Specifically, when you are up against an obstacle or trying to overcome a problem, this statement shows that you trust and value their feedback.

“What’s getting in your way?” Even your best performers face obstacles. Help them get over the hump. You might be amazed by how much more those star employees can do.

— Adapted from “7 Things Your High-Performing Employees Long to Hear You Say,” Karin Hurt, Let’s Grow Leaders, http://letsgrowleaders.com.

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