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Management: Improvisation or Learning?

In the professional world, the ascent to a managerial position is often the result of recognized expertise in a particular field. However, this promotion does not automatically guarantee leadership skills. Some embark on this journey relying on their natural instinct, while others choose the path of training. Being a manager, far from being just a title, represents a full-fledged profession, demanding constant adaptability and regular self-reflection.






 

The Fundamentals of Management: A Structured Approach

To succeed as a manager, it is essential to understand and integrate the six core functions of management.

  1. Steering: Set goals, monitor results, implement a strategy, and communicate effectively.

  2. Organizing: Distribute tasks, coordinate actions, develop schedules, and manage internal communication.

  3. Animating: Advance your team, lead continuous training, and promote skill acquisition.

  4. Delegating: Trust, empower, and choose the right people for the right tasks.

  5. Directing: Make decisions, gain acceptance for these decisions, and unite teams.

  6. Controlling: Maintain goal adherence, exercise regular and precise control, and adjust as needed.


Effective Communication: Key to Leadership

At the heart of effective leadership is the ability to communicate strategically and understand the specific needs of each team member. The manager must master adaptability, practice active listening, and manage conflicts assertively. Understanding different management styles (directive, persuasive, participative, delegative) becomes a crucial skill to motivate and guide the team.


Adaptation to Autonomy and Motivation Levels

Evaluating each team member's autonomy level becomes a key step. By intersecting competence and motivation, the manager adjusts their management style, transitioning from low competence to high motivation using varied approaches.


Successful Management Interviews: 4 Key Phases

The success of management interviews relies on meticulous preparation, facilitating dialogue, active listening, and a conclusion followed by attentive follow-up. These phases ensure effective performance and expectation management.


Skill Development: An Imperative for Retention

Employee retention is directly linked to skill development. By emphasizing individual strengths, the manager stimulates motivation and enhances team efficiency.


 

Becoming a manager requires more than just professional expertise. Continuous training is crucial, emphasizing the need to transition from professional skills to managerial qualities. In an increasingly hybrid professional environment, the manager must constantly innovate their communication to effectively guide the team through changes.

For additional information, personalized advice, or to discuss our managerial training programs, feel free to contact us.

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