The Management Blog
Tips & advice to help you improve your performance
HR managers have a wide array of responsibilities, but they ultimately upkeep the corporate culture, work directly with employees and put out fires.
While every company creates an individual job description for this position, anyone who has worked in HR knows that there is no limit to what needs to be done.
There isn’t a HR training course “out there” that can 100% prepare a HR Manager for their role but based on our experience there are some areas that they can look at to get them ahead.
Although it is impossible to pinpoint the one thing that sets apart a great manager from a mediocre one, there are clearly different skills, ideas and opinions that set apart effective leaders from ineffective ones.
The question that we get asked the most in our management training courses for “What are the top skills that a manager should have?”
Below are the 17 top management skills that you should add to your virtual toolbox in order to improve your leadership abilities.
The answer to the question above is of course no but I like to think of management training as a bit like wearing leathers and a helmet when riding a motorbike.
They won’t stop you crashing but they will offer a level of protection far greater than not wearing them at all! Learn More
VUCA is an acronym that stands for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, which characterise the nature of some difficult conditions and situations.
Born in the 1990’s in the military world of the American military, it originally described the conditions the world faced after the cold war.
Many managers face the dilemma at times of what to focus their valuable time on when it appears that everything is urgent, everything is important and nothing can be delegated to anyone else.
This predicament can have many repercussions on managers’ time and effort, as they switch from issue to issue, prepared to fight fires at every corner.
What can you do to make the company you work for more profitable, create a better corporate culture and improve productivity in your office?
The answer is not simple, as it takes many different things to become a great manager.
Just because a person got appointed to a leadership position does not mean they have the actual skills needed to manage people.
However, even the most experienced managers don’t know all there is to know about being the most effective boss to their employees.