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requirements for the modern manager

The Requirements for the Modern Manager

“There are no bad teams. There are only bad officers.” Napoleon Bonaparte stressed the necessity of a strong leader when it comes to delivering the optimum performance for a team – or perhaps the best economical situation for the long-term success of a company. But today’s managers are not only the boss, the role model, and the leader commanding respect, they’re also motivators, sparring partners and mentors. The requirements for leaders nowadays are becoming increasingly complex.

With the help of ManagerFragen.org, a German platform that allows senior executives a place to discuss management topics and current events in the HR sphere, we asked some experienced executives for their thoughts on the question: what are the requirements for the modern manager?

The Negator

Management Requirements and Changing Values in the Information Age

The requirements for executives have drastically changed in the last 20 years. The graying old man in a tailored suit, sitting in his office-cum-throne and pulling the strings, is long gone. Technical advancements like the internet, mobile devices, and more all require new qualifications – changes in society and an adapting employer mentality call for…

The Delegator

What to Say When You Don’t Know What to Say

During your weekly department meeting, in front of 30 of your employees, one asks, “So, what are the Profit/Loss margins for this month?” STOP. Before you answer an important question like this, take a moment to collect your thoughts. There are plenty of circumstances where you’ll find yourself put on the spot. But speaking without thinking could cost you your credibility – or worse, your career. For senior managers and C-level executives, these tricks to wiggle out of a tough situation will save you every time. Try these phrases when you find yourself scrambling to think of what to say when you don’t know what to say.

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