Management skills can be defined as certain attributes or abilities that an executive should possess in order to fulfill specific tasks in an organization. They include the capacity to perform executive duties in an organization while avoiding crisis situations and promptly solving problems when they occur. Management skills can be developed through learning and practical experience as a manager. The skills help the manager to relate to their fellow co-workers and know how to deal well with their subordinates, that allows for the easy flow of activities in the organization.
Types of Management Skills
* Technical Skills: The abilities and knowledge required to perform specific tasks. They are practical, and often relate to mechanical, information technology, mathematical, or scientific tasks. Some examples include knowledge of programming languages, mechanical equipment, or tools.
* Conceptual Skills: These skills help you see how all the parts of an organization work together to achieve the organization’s goals. People with conceptual skills are creative and can work through abstract concepts and ideas.
* Human or Interpersonal Skills: These are the qualities and behaviors a person uses to interact with others properly. Interpersonal skills range from communication and listening to attitude and deportment. Strong interpersonal skills are a prerequisite for many positions in an organization.
Steven Kourkoutis is proficient in number of professional skills and competences that include international businesses, business development, supply chain, market analysis, product management, marketing, purchasing, international trade, international sales and business, sales management, marketing strategies, import, business relationships, customer relationships, and key account management. He is a sales and marketing professional having more than 20 years of experience in the field. He is capable in building effective relations and business communication.
About Steven Kourkoutis
Steven Kourkoutis started his career in 1998 and worked until 2000 as a Sales District Manager at CLT. He then started working as a Global Pension Fund Advisor from 2002 to 2007 where he worked directly with Investment Bankers to increase the value of their customer base. Besides, he is also the in charge of branch sales operations as a Branch Sales Manager at T-Mobile in Pittsburgh where he controlled a sales force of 12 and coordinated telemarketing functions.