Management Skills

The terms “leadership” and “management” are often used interchangeably. While both might involve direct reports, they are two very different skills. Leadership is the action of leading a team toward a common goal. Management is more operational; it involves keeping people on track with deadlines and briefing them on what to do. A leader sets direction, whereas a manager plans the details. A leader encourages others, whereas a manager instructs. 

Not all great leaders are great managers, and not all great managers are great leaders. Approach them as two different skills to develop. Great managers understand team dynamics and encourage good relationships. They develop their people, delegate effectively, motivate others to execute, solve problems, and keep everything/everyone on track with their duties and deadlines. 

Watch the videos below for insights that will improve your management skills. 

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