Skills Required for Middle Management

1. Technical Skills (100%): Middle managers need a solid foundation in technical skills to understand the specific tasks and processes within their areas of responsibility, enabling them to effectively oversee operational functions and contribute to organizational efficiency.

2. Human Skills (100%): Human skills are equally crucial in middle management, constituting 33% of the skill set. Middle managers must excel in building relationships, communicating effectively, and leading teams to foster a collaborative and productive work environment.

3. Conceptual Skills (100%): Conceptual skills are essential for middle managers, accounting for 33% of the skill set. The ability to think strategically, understand the organization's vision, and contribute to strategic planning is vital for middle managers to align their team's efforts with the overall goals of the organization.

Source — Leadership: Theory and Practice by Peter G. Northouse