6 New Manager Skills You Cannot Succeed Without

6 new manager skills you cannot succeed without

There are some new manager skills you cannot succeed without.

Being a new manager is a challenge.  You have a new team, your responsibilities change in scope and complexity and your success is now dependent more on the success of others than on your own individual contribution and performance.  Our new manager training experts have identified six new manager skills you cannot succeed without.

If you don’t come by them naturally, you had better find a management training program and an experienced management coach who can help you develop them…that is, if you aspire to succeed in your new supervisory position.

  1. Teaming: The know-how to develop strong relationships, build a team, influence others and resolve conflict.  Managers help to create high performing teams by setting the team context, having a common purpose with clear goals and roles, not playing favorites and by providing the appropriate level of resources.
  1. Motivating: The ability to motivate and develop team members for higher performance.  An entire post has been dedicated to motivation.
  1. Decision Making: An understanding of business savvy—politics, decision making, problem solving, prioritizing, and organizing to make better, faster and more decisive decisions – especially when the stakes are high.
  1. Communicating: The ability to communicate (to both advocate and inquire) with authenticity, clarity, transparency and empathy.
  1. Financial Analyzing: Financial skills so you can put together a budget and analyze financial reports so you know what matters most, how the business works and where things stand.
  1. Project Managing: Basic project management skills to define, plan and execute projects successfully.  With the uptick of teaming, project management skills for non-project managers is a new, but important entry on this list.

Good managers are worthy of great respect. In fact they are the life-blood of successful businesses—the foundation for smooth, profitable operations and engaged employees.

To learn more about new manager skills you cannot succeed without if you want to increase employee engagement, download our recent research report The Relationship Between Employee Engagement and Manager Effectiveness

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