Tag Archives for " people management "

May 28

Skills vs Values: Which to Prioritize When Hiring

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“Mommy N, ang talagang problema namin sa paghire ng tao is yung attitude at habit nila.  Yes, may skills sila pero yung attitude hindi pasok sa values ng company.” This is a question from Ramil, one of our Grow Your Business, Pinoy! Movement community members. Member ka na ba? Sali ka na dito! Nakakarelate ka […]

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Jan 08

How do I discipline my people?

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Here is a question from Allan: How do I discipline my people?   My answer is: “Discipline with love in your heart. Never with anger or vengeance.” 🙂   In Episode 11, you learned to treat employees like your own kids.  Love them, but never spoil them.   The reason why we discipline our children […]

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Jan 08

What do I do with old employees who are hardheaded?

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Here is a question from Jennifer: What do I do with old employees who are hardheaded?   My answer is: “Hammer their heads!” 🙂   It is impossible to find employees with soft heads.  Right? What does hardheaded mean to you?   For me, it means that he refuses to obey instructions.  For Jennifer, however, […]

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Oct 03

How Do I Train People?

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Here is a question from Vivian: How do you train your people? My answer is: “With total love and understanding.” Do you attend seminars and take a lot of notes so that you can echo them to your employees when you get back? Do you send your employees to attend seminars? For thirty years, that […]

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Sep 26

How to Hire the Right People on Your Business

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Here is a question from Annette: How do I hire the right people? My answer is: “Hire from a list”! For years, I hired people based on hit and miss methods. At first, I would hire only family members or those recommended by friends and neighbours, especially inaanaks (godsons and goddaughters). I later realized that […]

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Sep 19

How to Motivate Your Employees

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Here is a question from Andrew: How do you motivate your employees? My answer is: I do not and I cannot motivate my employees.  They motivate themselves. I thought I could motivate employees.  And so, I raised my salaries, improved on benefits and included free uniforms, travel, 14th and 15th month pay, etc. Sometimes these […]

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Aug 22

Make More Money by Doing Less?

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Make more money by doing less? Is it really possible? A question from Jeremy: What do you mean by making more money by doing less? I remember my mentee, Dina.  Like most businesswomen, she is a super woman. On a typical day, she wakes up at 5 am and sleeps at 12 midnight.  She does […]

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