Transferable Skills

Managing Up/Down as a Regional Applications Manager in Field Science

How do you apply this transferable skill in your position?

In terms of managing down, I want to be sure that people are on top of their annual goals, or if a goal seems too ambitious, to break it down into the doing parts. In terms of managing up, our head of R&D is extremely busy, and it is important to have done as much work as possible on a problem before passing it up the chain. The question should be specific and not able to be answered by someone else.

What specific skills are part of how you apply this transferable skill?
  • Negotiating difficult conversations
  • Seeking advice from advisors and mentors
  • Training and mentoring individuals

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