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Core Competencies That Every Manager Should Master

By Sthitaprajnya Panigrahi

For achieving ultimate success, an institution needs to be properly leveraged on the shoulders of every employee regardless of the positions held by them. In spite of it, every team requires an efficient leader with professional-level management skills to whom they can look up to for motivation and guidance. In the 21st century, when everything is about sheer perfection it will be a debatable factor to discuss the qualities and qualifications a leader should possess. Managers are the major support of any organization as they maintain and drive a group of skilled professionals to achieve the objective of the company. Along with an impressive personality, every manager requires some competencies for managing and administrating the team effectively. To attain effectiveness in their duties and responsibilities they need to possess some standard skillsets to motivate themselves and other employees. These skills will gradually help them to scale their talent and weakness, meanwhile enabling them to oversee the workforce more successfully.

Discussing some of the core competencies that should be acquired and practiced by every manager or leader to enhance the effectiveness of their productivity are mention below:

  1. Communication Skills: Good written and verbal communication is an inevitable quality to manage the employees effectively. Through effectual communication, the relevant information can be conveyed which will not only be persuasive for the fellow workers but also creates a remarkable impact on the organization.
  2. Administration and Management: Consistently working towards achieving the objective of the organization, the performance of the employees should synchronize with it. Creating procedures and prioritizing the relevant works will drive the workforce towards a better productive result simultaneously enhancing their performance.
  3. Conflict Resolution: Workplace conflict is an inescapable reality that affects the relationship of the workers gradually affecting their presentation. Degrading the company culture as well as the reputation of the organization, workplace conflicts can be a tricky affair. Listening to both the parties and visualizing the situation from a leader’s point of view can guide towards a proper workplace resolution.
  4. Performance feedback: An efficient leader helps the employees recognize their flaws and work upon it. Every person requires guidance and a little push to move ahead which can be in the form of a little appreciation and recognition. Performance feedback report is necessary for the employees to feel motivated and appreciated every manager should incorporate the habit of preparing a performance feedback report.
  5. Promoting Organizational Changes: A true leader recognizes the changes needed to be implemented in the organization with the changing time. Adaption in the strategies of management and policies will not only eventually satisfy the need of the employees but will also be proved beneficial for the organization in the long run.
  6. Personal Development: Self-development and working on the elasticity of behavior can mold normal managers into great managers. Opening up to changes and accepting the flaws within the self to repair and reprimand it requires a great deal of strength. By contributing towards self-development a leader can set an example before others.

The corporate environment is ever-changing and remains unpredictable. To survive in the complex environment of it, a leader should work on acquiring the key competencies mentioned above in the article. Slowly but surely investing time and energy in self-development a leader can stand out in the crowd.

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