The untimely changes coming from the globalization of economies in the markets, require management skills to have a preponderant role in the survival of the same, hence, as the business world changes it is necessary to change the mental structure of those who direct these organizations. In this sense, the director or manager of any type of organization must update and give applicability to the three (3) large groups of management skills. The purpose of this article is to characterize the managerial skills of the managers of the organizations of the palm sector of the Cesar department of - Colombia and the identification of strategies to improve the management of the managers in the development of their business activity. The type of study used was field research, transectional, non-experimental and descriptive. The population for the present investigation was eighteen (18) managers and assistant operatives or first line, as main informants distributed in palm oil companies of the department of Cesar - Colombia, which allowed identifying the characteristics of the managers and proposing strategies that allow to improve their management in these organizations, focused on the potentialization of the managerial skills identified and the development of personal competences.