Managing people is never an easy task.

We all have differences in opinions and personalities. If we are not careful, we might end up clashing at work and affecting the outcome of the projects we are handling.

As leaders, it is important for us to find the right balance in managing our staff. That’s why we came up with tips on how to handle managing people as smoothly as possible.

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This week on Five Tips Tuesday, we give you awesome tips on how to be better at people management.

Check out how you can refocus your attention on the here and now. See how boredom can make you more productive and creative.

Learn how to attract audiences to your blog through cornerstone content. Get tips on how to handle difficult conversations better.

Read a classic management book on how to win and influence people over.

So let’s go…

  1. Article

Mindfulness has been a buzzword recently.

Everyone’s talking about how to be in the here and now. But how difficult is it to be focusing on the now when you’ve got bills to pay and tasks to finish?

Here’s an article from Fast Company that teaches us the simplest trick to get our focus back on track. It only takes a minute. No app or tool needed.

  1. Productivity

You might think being bored is counterproductive. Staring into space every now and getting bored doing nothing may actually be doing us more good.

Staring into space every now and getting bored doing nothing may actually be doing us more good.

Want to know why?

Boredom gives our minds time to wander and think. It acts as a reminder that we should be doing something else, and kind of kick starts us into action.

See more of how to boost your creativity with boredom with this article from Inc.com.

  1. Blogging

Have you heard about cornerstone content?

Learn all about what Cornerstone content is and how it can help you attract the right audience to your blog. It also talks about how to pick the right cornerstone content.

Check it out here.

  1. Management Tips

Everyone has that awkward conversation at work.

Sometimes it’s about giving negative feedback. Or firing someone at work.

Dolores Bernardo has been working as a talent development leader, diversity and inclusion advocate, and management consultant.

In this article, she discusses the necessary steps you need to do to handle those difficult conversations well.

See how you can improve this key skill as a leader here.

  1. Books

You can never go wrong with a classic.

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie is a must read book for managers, employees, or anyone who want to win people’s hearts and minds.

It’s a timeless book that has carried now famous people from the bottom to the top. Learn about ways to make people like you, how to win people to your way of thinking and how to change people without them resenting you.

Get it on Amazon here.

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Herlene Somook is a creative entrepreneur and freelance writer based in Manila, Philippines. A graduate of AB Psychology, she was a Kumon Reading teacher for five years before jumping ship to the Business Process Outsourcing Industry, where she gained experience in Inbound Sales, Technical Support, Outbound Services, Lead Generation and Marketing. Today, she spends her time as the Head Writer and Content Strategist for NextStep Hub. She loves reading bedtime stories to her toddler son.

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    • Thank you Tatay ni Juan! We’re glad that this helps you. We will continue to create awesome contents for all of our readers.

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