There’s no real mystery to managing air talent. Whether they’re easy to get along with or very difficult air personalities, the recipe is the same. Just catch them doing something good, and reward them for it.
Simple, right? If you know nothing else about coaching talent, just do that, and you’re ahead of most programmers, consultants and talent coaches.
It works. Air talent wants to make the bosses happy. Life is easier when management is pleased. So show them what it takes to make you happy
Everyone loves it when the their told how great they are. And when consistently praised, we all want to repeat that behavior.
Provide positive reinforcement for the right things and they’ll keep doing it. It’s simple!