I do agree as its difficult to handle the best performers. Infact its crucial too as we can't leave the performers. It is better to have a proper counselling with the employee. Call her and discuss what is her problem, check whether its real or just a news that you received. It is better to change her attitude right now before it spreads or grows more
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The concerned employee could be the one-off whom you have discovered talking negative. The chances are ripe that there could be others as well. The reasons could be any and many. However, before the situation worsens you need to seriously introspect and put your acts in place before its time-out. A one-to-one interaction with employees may jeopardize your other strategic initiatives.
As far as I can best suggest is that your team members need to undergo a professional counseling and if need be undergo a professional training based on motivational and inspirational themes. Such training will enable you to identify the real culprits, as in the mischief mongers and you will be able to differentiate and identify some employees who genuinely need some emotional and holding.
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Acknowledge the grudge in an official way in a one to one meeting. Every employee including you has a right to not like your workplace and say things in response. You don't want that to be touched or taken away. Its unreal.
In your meeting stretch out the definition of Best Performer for this employee including their responsibility in maintaining harmony.
You may sweetly remind her of that and see how it goes from there.
Try and read between the lines as I say , "also you need to accommodate more people in your best performer category and let the competition around work sustain or your organization won't".