Don’t believe that managers are born and never made. If you’re not an alpha, Type-A personality, you can still transform yourself into management material.
GovLoop.com asked Steve Milano to discuss how workers can evaluate the mix of skills, competencies, talents, knowledge base, experience and other personal assets they have. Doing this will reveal your strengths and weaknesses and guide you in developing your career plan.
You will need to first evaluate the hard skills that relate to the work you do. These are skills that anyone must have to successfully perform the work in a particular position.
Next, you’ll need to work on your soft skills. These help you move into management.
They include people, communications, time-management, leadership and project-management skills that all managers need.