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5 Skills that Should be a Part of Every Manager's Training A handbook, alone, won't cut it. Ongoing training is key.

By Tanner Simkins

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Having strong leaders in every part of your organization is one of the most important factors for short and long-term success. Strong managers hire and retain quality employees, increase productivity, inspire innovation and help to develop a strong culture that breeds success.

While hiring the right people for managerial positions is obviously an important first step, providing them with adequate and ongoing training is an essential next step. As John Rockefeller famously said, "Good management consists of showing average people how to do the work of superior people." By giving new managers effective training, organizational leaders help to set managers up for success while also giving them the confidence that they need in their new role.

It's easy to think that new manager training is a formality and one that could largely be addressed through a managerial handbook. Avoid this temptation. Be thoughtful about what is included in management training. Doing so will lead to more confident managers, happier and more productive employees, and better organizational outcomes.

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