Since a real opportunity has arisen to take over the “reins” of the operation, have you been wondering internally whether you have the technical skills and sufficient knowledge to take up the challenge? This kind of sensation is more common than you might think.

With that in mind, we have listed five essential knowledge pillars for successful business management and maintenance planning training. As a full manager, it is fundamental to study in-depth each of the pillars. Ongoing specialization could sharpen you into a well-structured maintenance planner in business and as you manage, you will surely have to prepare more as you progress.

  1. Tools for management

When in the position as an individual collaborator, the professionals execute their tasks in order to satisfy the presented objectives and evolve their abilities, contributing to more quality for the specialization. The transition from this collaborator to the manager’s chair presents a great challenge since he should use part of his time to make, with excellent quality, the management of people, processes and activities hitherto performed by him individually.

To act as a manager, you need to be prepared for that transition. Part of this will happen “on the job” and with the coaching of your current manager. But it is important that the professional acquires knowledge through training in people management, processes, projects and time. 

2. Strategy

As mentioned in this post, strategic planning, considering the look under the company, market and competitors is a priority in training a manager. To manage a business, it is necessary to leave aside only the operational vision and understand the operation and strategic direction of the operation as a whole.

Therefore, analyze if the specialization that will choose merge in the curricular disciplines that combine strategic thinking and economic scenario. This composition is fundamental to prepare managers for the new challenge.

3. Soft skills

Given the new position, the manager needs to develop intangible skills related to the aspects of his personality. It goes through the way it adapts to situations and seeks to solve problems, how reliable it is to deliver what it promises, and how effectively it can lead and motivate others.

Skills such as verbal communication, assertiveness, adaptability, persuasion and conflict management, teamwork, and critical eye development should be worked out in the preparation of a manager and are key within the grade of a postgraduate in business management.

4. Financial Intelligence

It does not matter if you will be a small, medium or large company manager or marketing or human resources manager.

It is essential to have the financial vision of the business in the managerial position. For this, it is important to know how to evaluate the feasibility of investment projects, design and monitors a budget, make cost management and evaluate the financial outcome of your area and its impact on the company as a whole. In a specialization, disciplines related to the strategic vision of results will add greatly to the new function.


Intrapreneurs are professionals who assume the position of entrepreneurs within an organization, bringing special ideas and projects that result in oxygenation of the business, increasing productivity and profitability. They take on the challenges with the “owner” mindset of the business. In order to become an intrapreneur manager, concepts such as business development, entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity are indispensable.

The transition to the first managerial position is often highly desired by individual employees, but without proper formal preparation through strategic planning and management, personal development, specializations, and maintenance planning courses, the managerial chair can become too large – even for a collaborator bright individual.

Get ready for this challenge!