I have been reading a few books about how to manage people to get results that you want. The simplest approach that I have read is by the One Minute Manager. I have never been in management but I have been the brunt of management mistakes before. Anyway, the theory that the authors explain are quite simple. The secret is being able to do all three.
- One minute goals
- One minute praisings
- One minute reprimands
Just remember the following tag lines: Set goals; praise and reprimand behaviors; encourage people; speak the truth; laugh; work; enjoy. If you are interested in what I briefly explained, go buy the book “The One Minute Manager” by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson.