I am a new manager tools convert and a fairly new manager (about 1 year). I am rolling out the trinity as of last month starting with O3, which is going well. I am not jumping ahead to feedback and coaching yet as advised.
My issue is with a direct who is doing good work but is seemingly not very motivated. For context, my company is small (6 of us, I am cofounder and CTO and have 3 reports) and we are a technology startup. That means it's really an all-hands-on-deck situation, since everyone is critical to success.
This direct is a fairly senior tech person with lots of experience. He is the highest paid person in the company. He is good at what he does, but exhibits some behaviors that reflect poorly. One is generous use of our unlimited vacation policy. Another is generous use of my work-from-home policy. A third, which is less concrete, is his seeming lack of interest in the bigger picture beyond his particular work.
As I am not rolling out feedback and coaching yet, what are some approaches I should take to guide this direct to better performance? This is somewhat critical as my CEO has doubts as to this direct's fit in the company due to these issues.
Thanks in advance!