If you have a bad apple on your team, should you try and salvage the person or let him or her go?
Waste too much time on a lost cause and you’ll hurt your own productivity – and others will notice.
Try breaking down all of the staffers on team into one of these three categories:
• Eagles are top performers who fly and soar
• Robins come to work and get the job done, but don’t soar, and
• Turkeys … self-explanatory.
Then ask yourself, “Where am I spending the majority of my time and energy?”
If the lion’s share is spent on the underachieving turkeys, that’s not good.
They’re taking away from your time encouraging the eagles to keep soaring and developing the robins to become higher flyers.
Your best bet: Spend just enough time with the turkeys to let them know they need to improve their performance – or else.