Management is an art and a science of getting a group of people or an entire organization to accomplish planned goals and objectives using available financial, technological, natural and of course human resources in a very cost effective and efficient manner. Management is a sought after skill that anyone interested in it can learn either through formal education in a school of business or management or through actual hands-on project management. A manager has to learn, comprehend and master the basics of management on different levels. A manager should thoroughly grasp basic management concepts which comprise of planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling an organization. In order for an organization to be successful it would undoubtedly need good leaders and good leaders are simply managers with exceptional management skills despite the fact each manager will have his or her own style of management. Depending on the personality of the manager, management style can either be fast paced or a slow but steady pace. And sometimes it can tend to focus on data and tasks or it can tend to focus on people and relationships. Whatever style of management, managers are expected to possess the following management skills:
1. Conceptual Skills- or the ability to use valuable information to tackle complex business problems while harnessing the latest technology that is available in the business world.
2. Communication Skills- or the ability to transform innovative ideas into written, spoken, and graphic format while at the same time honing presentation skills.
3. Effectiveness Skills- or the ability to contribute positively to the objectives of the organization without sacrificing quality and performance and doing it in a timely manner.
4. Interpersonal Skills- or the ability to mentor, coach, cooperate and work in teams with diverse people and culture within the organization and networking within as well as outside the organization.