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3 Key Skills That Will Help You Get Ahead

Published on 3rd July 2019

When seeking to progress in your career, you’ll find that you have to put the work in.

You will need to be proactive about your future in order to advance. This involves working on your skills, and aiming to grow in the best possible way. Let’s explore the skills that you might want to focus on in order to get there.


One of the most important qualities to have is great communication skills. It’s critical that you convey information in the correct way, and come across in the most favorable way. 

This includes conversing with staff, customers, and your seniors. The better you are at communication, the more you’ll find that it pays off for you.

People Skills

Next up, you will also have to master managing a team. That means understanding team dynamics and how people work together. 

In addition to working well in a team, you will also have to effectively balance out your team. This includes ensuring that everyone else works well together too. 


Next, there is the ability to be decisive. Leaders and others in more senior positions often have to make many different decisions. They are also looked to for support and direction. 

Therefore, if you’re looking to advance in your role, effective and positive decision-making skills can be especially beneficial. 

For more information on the best possible skills for nurse managers, take a look at the infographic below.

Top skills needed for effective nurse managers

Bradley University

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