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How to handle a wayward superstar

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Have you ever had someone on your team who is very talented but acts as if the rules do not apply to him?

The lesson for managers is no one is bigger than the team. When one member starts to act outsized, the manager must act. Know the warning signs before you act.

Holding direct reports accountable is a good first step.


John Baldoni is chair of the leadership development practice at N2Growth, a global leadership consultancy, as well as an internationally recognized leadership educator, executive coach, author and speaker. In 2010, Top Leadership Gurus named John one of the world’s top 25 leadership experts. His books include “Lead Your Boss: The Subtle Art of Managing Up.” Readers are welcome to visit Baldoni’s website.