What are the basic skills of a good manager?
Answer added by: Fahmi Abdein General Manager 1 year ago
In addition to what was listed above, I would like to add the following traits:
- Treats his people with fairness and equity.
- Good motivator, and engage his people.
- A problem solver.
- Manages through goals, facts, numbers, and performance measures.
- Technically competent.
- A team player, and works for the group not only self.
- Good listener, and able to convey his thoughts and ideas through various communication channels.
- Strong interviewing skills, and self confident Not afraid to hire and promote talented people, even those who may take his place.
- Emotionally intelligent.
Answer added by: Rishad Mohamed 1 year ago
1. MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SKILLS
To set priorities, delegate, motivate and develop your people, coach them to become top performers and communicate objectives and goals.
2. COMMUNICATION SKILLS
To get your point across, create a compelling presentation to support your goals and get buy-in for ideas, inspire others to achieve better results and demonstrate emotional intelligence.
3. COLLABORATION SKILLS
So you can value and celebrate differences, build rapport, form alliances and negotiate effectively.
4. CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
To approach problem solving logically, research options, avoid biases and focus on meaningful data to draw the right conclusions-even under pressure.
5. FINANCE SKILLS
To weigh the currency implications of your decisions-including the ability to build a sound budget and formulate reasonable forecasts.
6. PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS
To grasp the scope and objectives of projects, recognize the roles and responsibilities of others, use PM tools to stay on track and become an effective member of a cross-functional team.
Answer added by: Vinod Jetley Assistant General Manager 1 year ago
Here are6 fundamentals that can make you a better manager in.
1. Be open to new ways of looking at things - The best managers are flexible, adaptable, and closely attuned to their environment. They’re always looking for opportunities. Be a good listener. Many of the best process improvement ideas routinely come from employees in the trenches, as they’re the ones closest to the actual work. Rigidity is the enemy of progress. Don’t be afraid to shift the paradigm and move away from, “This is the way we’ve always done it here.”
2. Expect excellence – Set high but not unattainable standards and expect your employees to meet them. The best managers are ultimately not those who are “toughest” or “nicest,” but those who get the best results from people in their charge. Once your employees recognize you have unfailingly high standards, that’s key data they won’t forget. If your employees know you demand excellence from yourself, they’re more likely to find it in themselves.
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3. Make sure your employees know – clearly – where they need to focus - About those high standards just noted in point number2… be sure your employees’ job objectives clearly reflect them. Well-conceived, measurable employee objectives are a manager’s best friend. They move job performance from the realm of the subjective into – no surprise – the objective. If created thoughtfully at the start of the year, objectives will be a valuable guide for both employee and manager as the year unfolds.
4. Protect your time as if it were gold (or perhaps Bitcoins?) – Time is an underrated but crucial management asset, essential to thoughtful decision making. Managers are routinely pulled in too many directions. I know I was, which often resulted in just getting stuff done…rushed work rather than optimized work. The most effective executives I knew protected their schedules vigilantly. They did what they needed to do, of course, but they prioritized well, delegated effectively, and left themselves with enough time to carefully think through what they most needed to.
5. Communicate regularly by providing meaningful feedback in real time – Sure, effective communication may sound a little trite, but that’s because it‘s so fundamental to sound management. Strong managers invariably are excellent communicators. Providing ample feedback – both positive and negative – is a core skill. Make yourself readily available to those you manage. Be there, be present, be accessible. Even if you’re managing remotely, you’re still easily reachable by phone, email, text, etc. Better to be physically remote and easy to communicate with… than to be physically nearby but a distant communicator.
6. Don’t duck conflict, but deal with it directly and fairly – As any manager knows, the workplace environment is a fertile breeding ground for conflict. Interpersonal issues, compensation, recognition, cost-cutting, layoffs, management-employee relations… there’s never a shortage of emotionally charged issues that can lead to conflict. As much as it’s often tempting to look the other way, the best managers aren’t “conflict avoiders” – they address problems quickly and fairly. Employees are keen observers; they note who takes action when needed and who doesn’t. They respect managers who confront difficult situations, just as they’ll lose respect for those who chronically avoid them.
Answer added by: Adam Adam HR Manager 1 year ago
Communications skills, organizational skills, efficiency and effectiveness: doing the right things right. Time Management and the ability to prioritize tasks. Good judgment. The ability to motivating others, negotiation skills and leadership.
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