Some highly productive people go on to be very successful managers and why others don’t. While the best leaders are highly productive people, the most highly productive people don’t always gravitate toward leading others.
Managers need to be aware that the skills that make individual contributors effective and highly productive are not the only skills they will need to be effective managers.
These are the 6 skills that make the best managers:
- Being open to feedback and personal change,
- Supporting others’ development,
- Being open to innovation,
- Communicating well,
- Having good interpersonal skills and,
- Supporting organizational changes.
Organizations that tend to get a jump, are those that embark on developing these managerial skills in their high-potential individuals, by training them before they’re promoted.