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5 Skills that Will Put You on a Path to Management

August 5th, 2016

Chances are, if you are good at your job and enjoy your job, you may have your sights set on becoming a manager. Many great managers have worked their way through the ranks, working several positions within a company or organization before taking on a leadership role. If you feel confident in your professional abilities and are ready to take on additional responsibilities in the workplace, consider honing these five key skills that will put you on the path towards management:

  1. Strong communication. Regardless of your position or title, strong communication skills are always vital for success. If you are able to effectively communicate with your team and direct supervisors, these skills will translate into great management potential.
  2. Coachable and a good coach. Do you take new employees under your wing to help them adjust to the job or strengthen their skills? Conversely, are you open to feedback from your managers to help strengthen your own skills? Being able to help others reach their potential while also focusing on your own professional development is a skill higher management loves to find in employees.
  3. Have a vision. Becoming a manager means you need to see the bigger picture. Do you have a clear vision of where you would like your team to go, or even better, a strategy on how to get them there? Begin writing down your vision and how you plan to share it.
  4. Empower others. Do you inspire your teammates to get results? Great managers lead by example and if you are already empowering your team, you are headed on the right path.
  5. Ability to speak up. If your sights are set on management, share these goals with your superiors. Being vocal about your vision not only puts you on their radar for when a management position opens or is created, they’ll work with you on making that career path happen!

All great managers have a path they followed to get into their position of management. Following these five great tips will help you pave your own path towards becoming a manager but they best way to make sure you have the right skills is to work with a hiring professional like 1st Staffing Group. To make sure you aren’t passed up for Midland’s next great management position, contact the Texas hiring experts today at 1st Staffing Group!

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