1. INSTRUCTION - Provide a work instruction or order
You have determined that something needs to be done. You therefore inform your people about it to make them be aware of the work. Tell them your objectives.
2. COLLECTION - Allow your people to collect relevant information
Give your people sufficient time to do their research to obtain necessary information so that they have a clear understanding of the work that needs to be done.
3. STEPS - Discuss the steps and method of conducting the work
Do not spoon feed your people on how they should conduct the work. Let them put on their thinking hats to determine how they should get the work done. However, you may discuss with them to improve the process flow.
4. STATEMENT - Review the statement of conduct
Let your people plan out the timeline of getting the work done. Review it to make sure it is relevant and fits your desired timeline as well.
5. IMPLEMENTATION - Determine when implementation commences
As a boss, you have the power to set when you want to begin the implementation of the work and when you want it to be done. However, trust them to get it done for at least one time and then let it go in this step.
6. REVIEW - Review and evaluation of employee’s work
Observe your people’s execution on work and give a timely review on longer and crucial tasks and evaluation to make room for corrections or improvements.
7. RESULT - Give feedback on results
The final evaluation. Give them feedback on the outcome of their work and whether it meets the objectives. Start by giving praises for excellent performance, and then provide emphasis on areas where they could improvise their work done in the future. Close the feedback with praise again or just do a small celebration to keep their motivation going.
Being the best boss is not being a manager. Instead, you are ultimately a teacher, because once your people learned, they would remember better. What they remembered is what you influenced. So yes, good Leadership is all about influencing people.