High-flyers: loose cannons or your greatest asset?

High-flyers: loose cannons or your greatest asset?

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email
Share on whatsapp

Note: sign up to our newsletter here if you like this post.

Stefano Maifreni, founder of business expansion consultancy Eggcelerate, found himself wondering what to do with something of a high-flyer when he appointed a new expert in operations and enterprise resource planning (ERP). “It was a pretty rare skill set in our arena,” says Maifreni, “and the person we hired immediately wanted to restart our ERP from scratch and also take over key financial operations. Showing initiative was great, but his ambitions were all a bit ‘too much too soon’ and potentially disruptive.”

Maifreni’s solution was to challenge the new hire with objectives that were slightly out of his comfort zone. “I also had to balance a collaborative and more direct style of managing him,” he says, “and ensure that there was a continuous review of the projects he was working on.” It worked – this approach channelled the employee’s energy and drove positive change for the company.

Read the full article on Natwest Contentlive.

Note: sign up to our newsletter here if you liked this post.

Recent Posts

More To Explore

When you only need 48 hours in every day
Time Management

When you only need 48 hours in every day

Note: join our B2B Community here if you like this post. Too much to do, too little time? If that’s the story of your life right now

Make your pitch – but avoid a horror show
Business Growth

Make your pitch – but avoid a horror show

Note: sign up to our B2B Community here if you like this post.   Cringe-making, toe-curling, awkward, confusing, arrogant, shabby, disorganised, unbelievable, deluded … all words that