How Great Leaders Keep Top Performers Happy and Productive


In this chapter of The New ROI: Return On Individuals, we discuss the strategies that leaders employ to keep their "Rock Stars" happy, engaged and retained on their payroll.

This article is the product of my collaboration with Inc. Magazine author Marla Tabaka. Please follow the link below to read the article in Inc. Magazine.


This article is part of a series that is dedicated to finding a greater understanding of the contribution of human capital assets (people) to the overall valuation of a business enterprise. If you're just joining us, welcome to The New ROI: Return on Individuals.

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About the Authors:

Dave Bookbinder is a Director of Valuation Services at GBQ Consulting where he helps his clients with the valuation of businesses, intellectual property, and complex financial instruments. More than a valuation expert, Dave is a proactive problem solver who consults with companies of all sizes, both privately held and publicly-traded. Dave strives to lend his business experiences to help people with a variety of matters. For more about Dave, visit his LinkedIn profile.

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Marla Tabaka is a small-business adviser who helps entrepreneurs around the globe grow their businesses well into the millions. She has more than 25 years of experience in corporate and startup ventures, and speaks widely on combining strategic and creative thinking for optimum success and happiness. Marla is also a writer for Inc. Magazine, as well as co-host of The Big Pitch Radio Show with Kevin Harrington (one of the original sharks on ABC's Shark Tank and founder of As Seen on TV) and serial entrepreneur, Jason Garey. You can follow Marla on Twitter @MarlaTabaka.