10 most important Management skills a manager needs to have

To: New Consulting Team Member

From: CEO
Re: Research

As you know we are a learning organization and to help facilitate this we have all of our consulting team members do additional research to help the organization grow. We are expecting a large consulting contract that will help a medium sized company with managing their people. I want you to get prepared for this engagement by researching and writing on what you have learned about management before the end of the week. Specifically research and discuss the top 10 management skills and why. I would encourage you to write the paper for your own self-learning and self-assessment for being a manager/leader.


Write a 400 word research/self reflection paper in APA research format with abstract, keywords, introduction, content and summary/conclusion, with a minimum of 2 outside research/internet references. Head each section of your paper to correspond to the numbers of each question (1, 2, 3) below:

1) From your learning in the course so far and/or from your experience, as well as from your personal belief or philosophy, list what you feel are the 10 most important Management skills a manager needs to have, and your rational for each item. (Think how you would like to be treated if you were an employee being managed).

2) Research and find/ cite 2 reliable sources that identify the top 10 management skills according to management experts or management consultants. List the 10 skills from each source andn make sure you cite them properly. (Think about whether you have or have you developed these skills).

3) Think about the future of management and business. Research the Internet to find 1 source that discusses what the experts or trends are for future management and leadership skills. Comment on: What management skills may be needed in the future; Whether managers have these skills today; and/or if they do not have these skills today how would they develop them for the future.

The assignment is designed for you to think about where you are now and which of these skills do you need in the future.

Please remember that the assignments is for your researched thought. If you describe an opinion it should be grounded in citation and reference based research. The purpose of the assignment is for you to critically examine issues, using research as your foundation for your ideas. Ideas built from research create credibility with the reader. It also enhances your critical thinking as well as your own enlightenment. Many times we have an opinion that after we research the opinion we find that there is evidence of counter intuitive concepts that lead to new ways of looking at our original idea.

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