The Curse Of Being Talented

“Aspiring leaders work hard to live up to others’ expectations, and so the qualities that made them special to begin with — those that helped them excel and feel engaged — tend to get buried. They behave more like everyone else, which saps their energy and ambition.”

Everybody thinks they want their company to view them as a rock star employee — until that actually happens.

Harvard Business Review breaks down the curse of being labeled a star, and explains the psychology that leads many top performers to struggle once they get identified as such.