How we can use the managerial skills at various level of management?  

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The American Management Association lists six general skill sets for managers. These skills include: management leadership skills, communication skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, finance skills, and project management skills. 

Each one of these skill sets is used at the various levels of management. The levels identified here will be...

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The American Management Association lists six general skill sets for managers. These skills include: management leadership skills, communication skills, collaboration skills, critical thinking skills, finance skills, and project management skills. 

Each one of these skill sets is used at the various levels of management. The levels identified here will be manager, director, vice president, and senior executive. At the manager level, the individual must have a basic understanding of the management skills. Leadership skills may be developing. Communication skills are generally directed toward daily correspond with subordinates and superiors. Collaboration skills are important to work as an effective member of the management group. Finance skills may or may not be needed depending on the manger's role. Basic project management skills are needed to ensure tasks are completed on time and effectively.

At the director level, each managerial skill should be heightened. Directors tend to have more direct reports or people reporting through them than managers. Directors also have more responsibility to the organization. Leadership skills should begin to emerge, as managers report to directors. Communication skills are important as directors serve as an intermediary between vice presidents, managers and front line staff. Collaboration skills are essential at this level for the same reason. Finance skills are important because directors are responsible for an department or area budget. Project management skills, including seeing all parts of a project and the smaller tasks is essential. 

At the vice president level, managerial skills are still required. Vice Presidents are often viewed as organizational leaders, and should demonstrate those skills. Internal and external communication skills are essential for vice presidents, as they represent the organization to the community and assist in steering the organization in the direction of its mission and vision. Collaboration skills are important between vice presidents so each does not develop a silo mentality. Finance skills should be further refined as understanding growth targets, financial expenses, and strategic planning becomes more important. Project management skills remain importance, as vice presidents often monitor projects and ensure they are meeting organizational objectives.

At the senior executive level, management, leadership, communication, collaboration, finance and project management skills should be finely honed. A senior executive should serve as a role model and leader for other managers within an organization and should demonstrate most, if not all, managerial skills fully.

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