As mentioned earlier, it can be easy for managers to simply let their high-potential employees fend for themselves.
This is because they do not need hand-holding and are adept at motivating themselves, and it is important not to stifle them by looking over their shoulder every five minutes.
But failing to acknowledge them at all – or overburdening them with thankless jobs because they are a safe pair of hands – also isn‘t ideal.
Consider communicating to your high-potential employees that you value their opinions, see great things ahead for them and encourage them to come to you with ideas of how to improve business processes.
Also make sure to give regular performance assessments, as your best performers will always be eager to see how they are doing and learn ways to improve.