Now, still thinking about those employees, ask yourself whether these star employees also get the work done in the right way. Do they demonstrate behaviors in line with your company’s core values, or do they bully, steamroll, and steal credit?
In a recent Harvard Business Review article, Eric Sinoway asserts that top performers who get the job done, but don’t do it in the right way, are vampires, not stars. I couldn’t agree more. As Eric explains:
“Our company, Axcess Worldwide, was shaped in its early years by a small, tight knit group: my partner, Kirk Posmatur, and me and our first few employees. Now, after significant growth, we were honing our strategy, placing the right people in the right roles, continuing to deliver profitability while simultaneously maintaining a strong and meaningful corporate culture, something we consider to be one of our most powerful assets.