Monday, December 13, 2010

Coaching an employee to "extra"ordinary performance

If you need to get improved performance out of counsel and others you supervise, you may find assistance in this (somewhat corny) advice from John Maxwell.  He writes: "In the English language, only four (UPDATED: oops, five) little letters separate 'ordinary' from 'extraordinary:'  . . . And while “extra” can be defined as “outside,” in English it also means “just a little bit more.”

To help an employee close the gap between ordinary and extraordinary, Maxwell suggests "extra effort," "extra time," and "extra help."  Read this "extra" special blog post from John Maxwell at The distance between ordinary & extraordinary is shorter than you think!

This summary was prepared by Perry Cone and posted at

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