Yes, you've just met the slugs.
Mike's advance, trust but verify, fits perfectly for the Average Joes and even the Superstars. All you should have to do with the Superstars is to double check their priorities and their direction. The Average Joes need more ongoing, hands-on verification. Still, over time, you will get to know each of them well enough to know where they are most likely to go off the tracks.
The Slugs? Weed them out.
What is that you said? Oh yeah, we've all heard it before. Where will you find their replacement? What you replace them with could be worse than what you have. Better the evil you know than the evil you don't, right?
Slugs not only slow down your company and rob you of precious time, they demoralize your Superstars and Average Joes. Even if you've got the temperament to deal with the slugs, your other employees don't. Cut them a break and remove the cancer.
Once again, listen to Mike's advice "trust but verify."
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