Once the organization's plans are formulated, its organizational structure built, and staff recruited, the next step in the administrative process is to direct people towards achieving organizational goals. In this managerial position it is the duty of the manager to achieve the goals of the organization by guiding and motivating the subordinates.
The mentoring function is sometimes referred to as motivation, leadership, mentoring, or human relations. For these reasons, coaching is the most important function at the lower managerial level because it is simply the place of concentration of most workers in the organization. Returning to our definition of leadership as "getting things done through others", if anyone wants to be an effective supervisor or manager he must be an effective leader, then his good ability to direct people proves his effectiveness.
The basis for your directives to your subordinates will focus on your leadership style (dictatorial, democratic, unrestricted) and your method of decision-making. There are many variables that will interfere in your decision on how to direct your subordinates, such as: the severity of the situation, your leadership style, subordinate motivation, and others. Additionally, as a leader who directs others, you must:
Know all the facts about the case.
Think about the impact your decision will have on the mission.
Take into account the human factor when making your decision.
Make sure that the decision that was made was the right one that you had to make.
As someone who directs the activities of others, you must too
Delegate the initial tasks to all employees.
Make orders clear and concise.