Leadership is the top skill a manager can hold

Managers have ranked leadership as the most important skill in their job in a survey carried out by management consultancy SCQuARE.

The Leadership Void is Costing Millions asked 131 senior and line managers to rate the business skills they thought were the most important in their roles, as well as the ones they’d most like to develop, on a scale of one to five.

The findings showed that respondents rated people-centred skills, such as leadership and people management, more highly than task skills or customer-oriented skills, such as project management and selling.

Nearly nine in 10 said that management skills should be in the educational curriculum for all, and more than half (57 per cent) argued the range of business skills currently taught in the UK was insufficient to meet business needs.  www.scquare.com, 0845 0800 888


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