Leadership Skills: You will have to keep your employees motivated, resolve conflicts and make hard decisions for your employees.
Time Management: You will be working with employees, customers and management. Time management is essential to make sure everything gets done.
Math and Budgeting: General managers are expected to create, keep and maintain a budget, as well as make projections based on previous expenditures. You will need to be confident in using math skills to make sure you know where your company's money is going.
Analytical Skills: You will be in charge of overseeing the hiring of new employees, and being a good judge of character will help ensure that you hire the right people to maintain an efficient and motivated team. You will also need analytical skills to be able to solve problems that may come up during a typical work day.
Decision-Making Skills: The buck stops with you. Whether it is dealing with employees, customers, top executives or vendors, you will have to make decisions that affect the company. Having the ability to make hard and fast decisions is crucial to your success.