So, what makes a good manager? Is it possible to define basic management skills?
All good managers bring their personal values, aptitudes and experiences to the role. The organisational culture also has an effect. Some workplaces allow managers to develop and grow, whereas in others, use of initiative and creativity are not always welcome.
Obtaining management qualifications is a step in the right direction. But to improve your management skills, you need practice. The best learning often happens in challenging work situations.
If you are not in a management role, but want to get there, look for opportunities to work on projects and in teams where you can develop management traits. Find a mentor or a coach that you respect to help you on your path.
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Discover the importance of PLOC in order to become a great manager.
Recognise the different levels of management - and how to climb the management ladder.
Build leadership characteristics into your style of managing, in order to build better teamwork, achieve greater results and win the respect of your team.
Discover how best to interact with your employees depending on the situation and the individuals involved.
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