Four Skills Every Manager Should Develop

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If you’re new to management or just looking to refresh your skills, here are four things that could help you get the most from your employees.

Start by understanding team dynamics. Strive for balance in skill sets, personality and viewpoints, and don’t be afraid to shake things up occasionally. A little uncertainty can show you who can thrive in tough times.

Develop key employees. Give standout employees additional responsibilities and training. Mentor them.

Delegate and motivate. Trusting vital functions to those key employees helps them develop and frees you up for more important tasks. And share credit too.

Make informed decisions. If you’ve done a good job developing your team, they’ll be there when you need input on major decisions, and you should have developed the kind of relationships so they’ll tell you the truth.

Adapted from Sharpen These 4 Small Business Management Skills by Rob Sabo at Small Business Computing.

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Arts
Arts

This is very simple but will make a giant impact to new managers. 

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SAP Training
SAP Training

Right you are, @houser934:disqus .  These 'tips' are too conventional to be even taken into consideration.  Negotiation isn't even on this list. It's a skill that allows you and others to freely make compromises.  I've been managing people for more than 12 years and in two different industries at that. I say that if you can create a win-win situation on major issues, then you score a point for being a good manager.  

nonsoitanyi
nonsoitanyi

Good one,but when u make some people feel more important with regards to developing key employees,other colleagues of the same level nd qualifications will either work harder to improve or work against them.

houser934
houser934

Relatively useless.  You'd be better off taking one point, say the building a good team, and giving enough information that perhaps we might pick up a few pointers.

PaulShread
PaulShread

 We'll take our own advice and use your feedback. :) Thanks.