Various Competencies Needed by Management (Including Supervisors)

Assembled by Carter McNamara, MBA, PhD

The following articles provide a variety of advice, hints, tips, etc. to be a more effective manager. Note that the role of supervision is also a management role in the organization. Therefore, the following articles will also be useful for guidance to be a more effective supervisor.

Note that to really understand the "territory" of management, you should read Gaining Broad Understanding of Organizational Management.

(You might also be interested in reading some advice, hints, tips, etc. to be a more effective leader. If so, see Suggested Traits and Characteristics of Highly Effective Leaders.)

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Various Perspectives on Competencies That Managers Should Have

There are many perspectives on "What makes a very good manager?" Perhaps the most important goal for a new manager is to review a variety of perspectives and then come to their own conclusion.

Example of Competencies List (lists about trainer positions; look at to see level of content)
Role of Managers under Different Styles of Management
Managing Today's Workplace
Six Important Managerial Skills for Successful Leadership
Framework for Management
How to Lead your Employees to Top Performance
Management Styles
Part 4 - The Manager As Leader - 02/16/99
Great Manager
Managing People Tips
ISPSO Paper: Gabriel - The Hubris of Management
How to Manage Employees
6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers
How To Make A Solid Transition To The Role Of Manager
Employees Don't Leave Jobs-They Leave Managers
Priority Management: Keep the Main Things the Main Thing
Staff is Overwhelmed: What Do You Do?
Tips for First-Time Managers, From First-Time Managers
Manage Less to Manage Better

Learn More in the Library's Blogs Related to Management Skills

In addition to the articles on this current page, see the following blogs which have posts related to Management Skills. Scan down the blog's page to see various posts. Also see the section "Recent Blog Posts" in the sidebar of the blog or click on "next" near the bottom of a post in the blog.

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