It seems like everyone has a bad manager story. The one who micromanaged every task they assigned you. The other one who seemed to always change their mind about what they wanted. Few things are more frustrating than having to deal with a manager who isn’t very good at their job. So if you’ve recently found yourself in a management position, you probably know how important it is to get the job right.
But where should you begin? Hopefully, you’ve had some good managers along the way as well. Think about what distinguished them. Likely, they took the time to hone a set of skills – ranging from hard and soft, technical and social, and so forth – that allowed them to respond quickly, empathetically, and intelligently to a variety of situations.
In this article, we’re going to look closely at what management skills are, including their different types and the most important ones to learn, then share some tips on how you can hone them yourself.
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