Making the most of your skills

Before we can become efficient, effective managers, we first need to manage our own skills, our own time and our own potential. Managing Personal Competence will help you develop the personal skills you need to make the most of your business and inter-personal qualities.

The generic competencies include:
  • self-awareness and reflection;
  • self-management;
  • communication;
  • leadership and influencing; and
  • managing the performance of others.
The competencies regarding HR functions include:
  • Competencies for people management: change management and teamworking.
  • Competencies relating to acquiring staff: human resource planning, recruitment and selection.
  • Competencies relating to maintaining and developing staff: learning and development, employee relations (negotiation, bargaining, discipline and grievance and dispute resolution).


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