What is management by example

Management Skills: 25 Examples of Effective Leadership

  • What is a effective leader?

  • Which central management skills are indispensable for this?

  • And why play Leadership values how Appreciation, Agile Leadership or Result orientation such a big role today?

Definition: what is a manager

definition: A manager leads, controls and designs companies, organizations, areas, departments or teams in a person-related and relevant manner in order to effectively achieve defined strategic goals.

The manager of today is a role model, inspiration and strategist and relies on modern leadership values ​​such as appreciation, agility, trust, error culture, constructive feedback and result orientation.


There are successful, but not perfect leaders.

Successful managers know their leadership strengths and limits ("weaknesses") and ideally work in a professional environment that fits as well as possible with their individually preferred leadership values ​​and core competencies.

Examples: Management competencies sought

A thorough analysis of personal values, preferences, talents, characteristics and strengths always plays a central role in our application and career coaching.

After all, the managers we coach are not looking for "just any job", but rather a suitable corporate environment in which they can fully exploit their action and design skills.

Executive coaching

When we prepare customers for competence-based interviews (job interviews with personnel consultancies) or executive assessments, analyzing the job profile of the target position is extremely useful - and indispensable.

Which management skills are in great demand?

Which are expressly requested?

And which success stories from your previous career are suitable as evidence?

List: 25 management skills

The key competencies listed here are repeatedly mentioned in job advertisements, requirement profiles, specialist articles and studies.

There are of course many more.

After all, every management position has a very special combination of management skills that should also be tailored to the corporate culture.

  1. agile leadership

  2. conceptual competence

  3. strategic thinking

  4. analytical thinking

  5. complex thinking

  6. entrepreneurial thinking

  7. Conflict ability

  8. quick decision-making

  9. customer focus

  10. appreciative leadership

  11. Intercultural Competence

  12. Ability to cooperate: relationship management

  13. Assertiveness

  14. Ability to motivate

  15. Delegating responsibility

  16. consistent focus on results

  17. Hands-on mentality

  18. Promote willingness to change

  19. Allowing mistakes: error culture

  20. constructive criticism

  21. loyalty

  22. pronounced self-discipline

  23. proactive thinking and acting: initiative

  24. goal-oriented persuasiveness

  25. Enthusiasm

  26. confident demeanor

  27. positive risk taking

Effective manager: an optimal fit helps

When answering the question "What tasks does a manager have?" on closer inspection, it's not about formal aspects.

The formal assumption of a position such as team, department, division manager, CEO, CFO or CIO (all m / f / x) is only the first step.

What ultimately counts is effective leadership!

Focus on results

When employees are deployed, developed and promoted to achieve defined goals, the focus is on the results of effective leadership.

Successful executives look for a corporate environment in which they can achieve the greatest possible impact with their preferred core competencies.

This requires intensive self-reflection of one's own skills and preferences.

Corporate values

Ideally, there is as close a match as possible between the wishes and ideas of executives and the corporate culture of the employer of choice.

Under no circumstances should your own professional reputation be damaged by a hasty decision to rush to change jobs.

In interviews with headhunters and the management level of the new employer, executives should therefore look carefully to see whether a fit with the new company is recognizable.

Ask confidently

In a common dialogue (introductionconversation) experienced managers should thoroughly question what the prospect of the scope for design and responsibility actually looks like.

  • With which departments or teams voice I feel particularly intense from?

  • Understand I her correctthat these central tasks ..., ... and ... characterize my area of ​​responsibility?

  • How long has mine predecessor or mine predecessor responsible for the position?

  • Why does she or he have the position given up?

  • Which have special expectations you to me?

  • How is this Bring up intended for the tasks?

  • who will be to me in the first time mentor or Contact Person assist?

Coaching: Define and develop core competencies

Not only in the run-up to assessment centers, management audits or development centers is it worth working intensively on individual competencies.

After all, a manager's everyday professional life is also more enjoyable when their own strengths can be optimally lived out.

Success factor self-reflection

We would be happy to support you in taking a close look at your management skills and developing them.

Individual coachings that show the greatest effect have proven themselves.

We are also at your disposal with our proven expertise. Please give us a call to clarify the details of your executive coaching.

Christian Püttjer & Uwe Schnierda twitter: career coaches

Photo: © Shipman Northcutt on Unsplash.com