Soft skills:Smart skills for Organizations

Be sensitive to context – timing is everything

There is time for daring and time for caution. The wise manager knows the difference. Leading people is different from managing people. Encouraging risk taking is different from exploring possibilities. Knowing the difference in styles of communication and the context in which you can present them can make the difference between success and failure.
Saying the right things at the right time with clarity as well as exposing complex issues in simple, basic, and compelling ways are traits of great managers.
Poor jokes, inappropriate comments during parties,and insensitivity to other people could create a negative impression about you.
What needs to be discussed in the boardroom should not be discussed in the corridors and vice versa. Appropriateness in terms of content, confidentiality and courtesy are critical to success. Honesty and transparency do not mean that you should tell everything to everybody.

Birungi K. Desiderius
077 2 426 607
Executive Director
Better World Uganda
P. O. Box 406, Hoima-Uganda

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