Effective Management

Traits are distinguishing features of a person’s character resulting from genetic factors or life experiences. Traits may influence the ease with which new skills are acquired. In contrast, skills are generally considered to be the ability to use one’s knowledge effectively in the execution of a task, and skills are usually developed through practice. Theorists believe that most people can become proficient in acquiring and using new skills through education, training, and experience. Review the list of Expected Characteristics, Traits, Skills, and Capabilities for Managers 

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  1. Discuss the following questions in your post:
    • Think about a manager you have known that appeared to be ineffective. Describe at least two business practices exhibited by this person that caused you to question their effectiveness.
    • Next, think about a manager you have known that appeared to be effective. Describe at least two business practices exhibited by this person that caused you to believe they were effective.
    • Compare and contrast the traits of these two managers and describe how each of the traits may have made it easier or harder for them to develop their managerial skills.

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Effective Management

A key characteristic of an effective manager is good interpersonal skills. Among the interpersonal skills that must be built are: motivation, communication, effective confrontation, coaching and development. Describe the importance of each of these interpersonal skills for a manager.

  1. A commonly used acronym for goal setting is SMART. Goals must be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. Describe a professional goal that you have set listing how it fits into the SMART categories.
  2. Describe how the decisions managers make differ based on the level of the position such as supervisor, mid-level manager and senior manager.

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