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Researchers see a huge divide between what employers think motivates high-potentials and what actually motivates them. Employers cite lists of what “we’ve given them,” and in the often rule-driven or union context many library employers can feel disempowered to support high potential individuals. Research shows that these individuals as less motivated by compensation and desire opportunities to more directly influence and direct their careers and more-challenging assignments with real risks and rewards.

Personal Editorial: Managing High Potential Employees in Libraries: The Rock Star Dillemma, by Stephen Abram (via johnxlibris)

Important stuff. The flip side to this is that employees need to know what to ask for from their supervisors/employers. Recognize your needs, HiPot or not.

Still, the houseplant needs of HiPots gave me a few chuckles.

(via johnxlibris)

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