I have an employee who is responding very well to late stage coaching. I sat him down and explained to him while he is not in trouble right now, if he stays on his current path he will be. We outlined some specific, measurable, time specific goals and he is responding very favorably to them. However, it has only been two weeks and this employee has a history of doing well when watched, and then slacking off "once the spotlite is off him" so to say.
At any rate, we are sitting down again tomorrow and I was contemplating how the meeting would go and I wasn't sure how to handle it. Positive feedback, some sort of award/gift, or just, thank you for doing your job. Any input is appreciated.