The 5 most important management competencies during Covid-19

Charisma, gift of speech and confidence are all good qualities for a leader. But rarely the most important. On the other hand, it is the relational competencies that are crucial to success.

 

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The 5 most important management competencies during Covid-19

Charisma, gift of speech and confidence are all good qualities for a leader. But rarely the most important. On the other hand, it is the relational competencies that are crucial to success.

 

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5 important management skills in a time with Corona

The Corona crisis has turned companies and society upside down. When the crisis is soon over, many companies will look back on how well - or badly - it all went, as well as how their managers handled the situation.

In a crisis situation, a leader must be able to make difficult decisions on an incomplete basis. In addition, the manager must be visible and present and create security for the employees. Among other things. by showing and communicating the direction that the company and the employees must work towards. In other words, leaders need to be able to navigate safely on uncertain ground - not least when a crisis like Corona hits.

5 gode egenskaber som leder

5 important management skills
Below we have formulated 5 of the competencies that it is important for the manager to possess when he / she is to be able to lead the company and its employees well through a crisis and change situation.

Create security with your employees

The manager must have sufficient psychological insight to be able to accommodate the uncertainty and the pressure that a crisis situation entails for the employees in companies. Thereby, the manager can create psychological security and security among the employees. When employees feel safe, they will say what they feel and think, and thus the manager can more easily help and support the individual.

Maintain the overview of the company

A leader must be able to maintain an overview in a crisis situation where the agenda changes rapidly. Eg. the manager must dare to override or drop tasks. Framework, priorities and distributions of tasks are now becoming more important than ever before. The manager must similarly be able to convey to the employees which tasks are urgent, when and in what quality.

Good communication which shows the company's direction

The manager must be able to communicate clearly to create a clear direction that the employees can lean on. Clear communication also helps to create security for the employees in the company. Clear communication is about both content and form. In terms of content, the leader must e.g. signal that he / she is keeping the course, eg by often repeating the main messages. Structure the communication so that the daily information takes place at fixed times and via the same channels, such as email, Facebook or the like.

Create commitment for your employee and highlight the small successes

The leader must be able to create commitment in the organization. It requires that he/she is able to focus on the small daily successes and on the long-term positive effects that a crisis also often entails - of course without neglecting the negative.

Be empathetic towards your employees

The manager must be able to be available to his employees. Among other things, by taking the time to listen to their understandings and thoughts. It makes it possible to capture and deal with uncertainties, and thus support and help employees in the best possible way through the crisis.

Are you well enough dressed for the upcoming challenges in the company?
At ManAd, we have many years of experience with management and staff. Our CEO, Bettina Rønn Laugesen, is happy to come by for a no-obligation conversation, where we, together, can find a way out of this crisis for your particular company.

Be inspired by our management articles.

5 vigtige ledelses-kompetencer i en tid med Corona

The Corona crisis has turned companies and society upside down. When the crisis is soon over, many companies will look back on how well - or badly - it all went, as well as how their managers handled the situation.

In a crisis situation, a leader must be able to make difficult decisions on an incomplete basis. In addition, the manager must be visible and present and create security for the employees. Among other things. by showing and communicating the direction that the company and the employees must work towards. In other words, leaders need to be able to navigate safely on uncertain ground - not least when a crisis like Corona hits.

5 gode egenskaber som leder

5 important management skills
Below we have formulated 5 of the competencies that it is important for the manager to possess when he / she is to be able to lead the company and its employees well through a crisis and change situation.

Create security with your employees

The manager must have sufficient psychological insight to be able to accommodate the uncertainty and the pressure that a crisis situation entails for the employees in companies. Thereby, the manager can create psychological security and security among the employees. When employees feel safe, they will say what they feel and think, and thus the manager can more easily help and support the individual.

Maintain the overview of the company

A leader must be able to maintain an overview in a crisis situation where the agenda changes rapidly. Eg. the manager must dare to override or drop tasks. Framework, priorities and distributions of tasks are now becoming more important than ever before. The manager must similarly be able to convey to the employees which tasks are urgent, when and in what quality.

Good communication which shows the company's direction

The manager must be able to communicate clearly to create a clear direction that the employees can lean on. Clear communication also helps to create security for the employees in the company. Clear communication is about both content and form. In terms of content, the leader must e.g. signal that he / she is keeping the course, eg by often repeating the main messages. Structure the communication so that the daily information takes place at fixed times and via the same channels, such as email, Facebook or the like.

Create commitment for your employee and highlight the small successes

The leader must be able to create commitment in the organization. It requires that he/she is able to focus on the small daily successes and on the long-term positive effects that a crisis also often entails - of course without neglecting the negative.

Be empathetic towards your employees

The manager must be able to be available to his employees. Among other things, by taking the time to listen to their understandings and thoughts. It makes it possible to capture and deal with uncertainties, and thus support and help employees in the best possible way through the crisis.

Are you well enough dressed for the upcoming challenges in the company?
At ManAd, we have many years of experience with management and staff. Our CEO, Bettina Rønn Laugesen, is happy to come by for a no-obligation conversation, where we, together, can find a way out of this crisis for your particular company.

Be inspired by our management articles.

From colleague to leader

If you are a newly appointed manager, it can be a difficult transition to go from colleague to manager. You may need to upgrade your procurement skills so that you feel better equipped for the role. Contact us and let us tailor a course for you.

There may also be help to be found in the book:
”Fra kollega til leder – en bog om ledelse” by Lis Vibeke Kristensen & Anne-Marie Thalund.

The book addresses the specific challenges and dilemmas that can arise when going from being a colleague to being a boss.

 

Authentic leadership

How do you define authentic leadership? I define it as a leader who dares to be himself, that is, to be genuine, without producing a glossy image. To dare to show both his strengths and weaknesses and bring them into play in his leadership role. To step up and be a role model for others and be for the benefit of the whole and not just one's own goals.

Here it is important to know your type of leader and be aware of this, so that you continue to mature as a leader and thereby do not stop and petrify. There is always room to become wiser about yourself, throughout life. See it as a journey where it is exciting to keep learning and developing yourself, like peeling layers of an onion.

You need to use yourself as a leader and give to your surroundings without at the same time being drained of energy. Here it is important to hold on to yourself and by knowing yourself well you also have the opportunity to take care of yourself.

“Leadership has many voices. You have to be who you are and not try to imitate someone else.”

Kevin Sharer, Amgens

“It starts with having at least one person in your life that you can be completely yourself with, for better or worse, and still be accepted by unreservedly. Often the person is the only one who can tell you the naked truth.”

Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean and Diana Mayer

At Lederne you can read a super exciting article on this very topic:

 

What is authentic leadership?

We often use the word authentic leadership without quite putting into words what it is. Often it is associated with being oneself and not wearing a mask when in public space. According to John Mattone, recognized as one of the world's leading authorities in leadership, it has to do with various elements.

The authentic leader is aware of his own strengths and weaknesses and dares to show these to the outside world, because without character you have nothing. The leaders who know how to make the most of their own strengths, who are aware of their own weaknesses, are the leaders who are described as the most authentic. Those weaknesses suddenly become your strength when you dare to acknowledge them and stand by them and your
strengths become more credible at the same time.

According to John Mattone, there are basically three types of leaders; Those who lead from their head, heart and/or gut.

If you want to know more about authentic management, read more here.

 

ManAd offers Coaching of your management

Do you have the right setup in your procurement department today and do they possess the right skills?

"Purchasing has shifted from being a back office function, to being a function that is challenged to be at the forefront. The function requires that tasks are automated, that value is provided and, not least, that a corporate strategy is pursued. This requires that Procurement has the right skills to work more strategically. ”

Bettina Rønn Laugesen

ManAd offers a wide range of educations and courses that are centered around purchasing and value creation. Raise your purchasing function, whether you are a manager or an employee. We can also fill positions as interim purchasing manager or assist in finding the right candidates.

See tips for becoming a coaching leader here.

 

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