Increasing Pressure to Do More with Fewer Resources
Your organization is under pressure to be more efficient - to do more with less - thanks to the continuing financial crisis.
It takes sharp management skills to achieve a mission and deliver results under such pressure.
How can you, as a manager, make progress on your goals and/or be considered for a higher grade? Which skills could you develop that would help you achieve your goals and realize your plans?
6 Groups of Skills All Managers Need to Master
There are six groups of skills you need to master in order to stand out and be eligible for higher responsibility. You are probably already strong in one or two areas. Where are your strengths, and where do you want to develop yourself in the next months and years? For more than 50 years, MCE has been training and developing managers in the public and private sectors for higher responsibility. Find out how we can help you develop yourself and your career.
Group 1: Leadership and People Management Skills
Good leadership and people management ability is a prerequisite for creating excellence and advancement to high position. Lead people to achieve the mission, improve efficiency, delegate, build teams, commit and engage, coach and develop for top performance.
Group 2: Communication Skills
Career advancement depends on communicating well with higher levels, having the proper impact in meetings and written communication, and constructing compelling plans and presentations to support your projects.
Group 3: Collaboration Skills
Getting things done and getting ahead requires diplomacy and collaboration, especially in public organizations. How well do you collaborate with your colleagues across departments and divisions? Can you manage across cultures, build relationships, navigate politics, engage people, handle conflicts and negotiate effectively?
Group 4: Business Management Skills
Business management skills are more and more in demand for steering public organizations strategically and competing for funding. Do you have a solid grasp of strategy fundamentals, and how functions work together to create overall value? Do you approach problems logically using data and decision criteria? Can you plan and implement workflow efficiently?
Group 5: Finance Skills
“Financial literacy” is increasingly important in the public sector where there is competition for funding and pressure for efficiency. Do you understand your organization’s financial dynamics and do you use the information for decision-making? Is budgeting and forecasting a nightmare for you? Do you know how to set and manage performance metrics for your own activity?
Group 6: Project Management Skills
The results of the projects you manage contribute to your career track record. How often do you complete projects on time, on budget, and to specification? Do you use recognized project management tools and methodologies? Are your project teams effective and happy?