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Frank Roche over at Know HR wrote a thought provoking post on how to release the energy of high-potential HR employees.
His post got me thinking about the way we treat (and reward) HiPo’s in general.
I often wonder how many would-be HiPo’s come across as average to subpar performers because they’re either:
- In the wrong position that isn’t well aligned with their passions and strengths, or…
- Poorly managed, and thus demotivated.
I know there’s a lot of HR pros who would say you need to show you’re a HiPo before you get the rewards HiPo’s get. The whole chicken and the egg thing.
But a big part of me believes that if you treat all of your employees like they’re rockstars until they prove that they’re not (instead of the other way around), you’d start seeing a lot more rockstars in your organization.
So… what are your thoughts?