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Managing People and Parting Ways when the Time Comes

TalkShop People ManagementA manager’s main tasks are to set goals and rally his staff towards the achievement of these goals. Before managing his people, a manager must first learn to motivate himself. “This is why it is advantageous for managers to develop their leadership skills,” says Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO. “Managing people effectively will require winning their trust and respect. And this stems from a manager’s appropriate behavior that will require leadership abilities,“ she adds.

Viesca shares tips on how to manage people effectively:

1. Get the team interested and committed to the achievement of goals by setting these with them. Get them involved in the process.

2. Provide the direction and guidance needed. Be visible and available.

3. Communicate directions and instructions clearly. Encourage your team to ask questions and make an effort to answer these satisfactorily.

4. Re-frame instructions from management to sound encouraging.

5. Be a good role model. Be fair, honest, and trustworthy. Walk the talk.

6. Praise team members. A pat on the back does wonders.

7. Reward good performance with recognition.

8. If you must criticize, do so in private.

9. Be compassionate as the situation warrants.

10. Rather than setting blame, focus on the problem and work with the employee on the solution.

11. Be open to new ideas. Give your team a voice to encourage creativity and to break down barriers.

Invariably, some employees will have to leave. If the talent is someone management wants to keep, an offer may be made. Sheila Viesca concludes, “Employees want to be challenged, to feel valued, to be able to make a contribution, to be compensated well, and to strike a good work-life balance. These are ways through which a company could retain its talents. A manager will also do well to keep the door open when good people leave. Good hands are hard to come by these days, and in some cases some employees are likely to find their way back.

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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