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Communication

In business, superior communication skills can make or break you. For the up and comer who needs information fast, check out AMA’s collection of sample conversations, phrases, worksheets, and advice including how to broach difficult topics, ensure conflict remains constructive, and get customers for life.

get your message through

Three Reasons Why Your Message Isn’t Getting Through

By | Posted Jul 22, 2015

Are your communication skills up to par? If you can’t effectively convey what you’re trying to say, your team will never be on the same page. Ben and Kelly Decker offer three reasons why your message might not be getting across, and what you can do to fix your communication breakdowns.

HR strategic partner

AMA Research: Who Says HR Isn’t a Strategic Partner?

By | Posted Jul 7, 2015

Is the role of HR in an organization changing? Recent AMA research seems to indicate that it is. At the SHRM 2015 International Conference and Expo, over 300 HR professionals answered questions about their function in their company. See the results, and why HR may be growing as a strategic partner.

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3 Reasons to Welcome Cell Phones During Your Presentation

By | Posted Jul 3, 2015

Are you worried your audiences are distracted from your presentations by their cell phones? You may be focusing on them too much and not enough on yourself. Beth Noymer Levine offers three reasons why you should let your audiences have their phones during your presentations.

public speaking fear

Public Speaking: 3 Counterintuitive Ways to Face Your Fears

By | Posted Jun 4, 2015

Does your heart race whenever you have to give a presentation or speech? A fear of public speaking is common for many business professionals, but there are many methods to help you face your fears. Beth Noymer Levine offers three unconventional ways to help calm your nerves in front of an audience.

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Surviving Disruption with Triune Networks

By | Posted May 29, 2015

How can you handle ongoing disruption in your industry? According to author Peter Hinssen, organizations do not take advantage of the full array of assets at their disposal. See how a system modeled after the triune brain, the triune networks, can help you grow and sustain your company.

what ifs of public speaking

The Fear of Public Speaking: The “What Ifs?”

By | Posted May 28, 2015 | 3 Comments

Does the thought of public speaking make you nervous? Many people second guess themselves, and ask questions like “what if the audience doesn’t like me?” Fred Miller explains how you can overcome these fears and give a great speech the next time you need to.

competition can hurt your company

How Competition Hurts Your Company

By | Posted May 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

Struggling to cooperate with your coworkers? Authentic leadership expert Dov Baron describes the negative effects of competition in the workplace and how to bond with other employees instead.

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5 Reasons Why It Is Worth Your Time to Call a Meeting

By | Posted May 22, 2015

Do you feel like your time is wasted when you’re dragged into a meeting? While this feeling is becoming more common, Paul Axtell argues that meetings are still valuable in today’s workplace. See five reasons why it is worth your time to continue having meetings, and how you can hold more effective meetings.

make your organization customer centric

Breaking Down the Barriers to Customer-Centricity

By | Posted May 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Your business wants to focus on your customers, but how can you actually do it? Don’t lose sight of the customer’s needs, as this could be fatal to your business. See what strategy expert Joanne Kalp says about how to break down the barriers in your company to becoming customer centric.

innovators and change

An Innovator’s Approach to Change: Getting Your Team Onboard

By | Posted May 15, 2015

Are your employees resisting the change you feel could jump start your organization? Change is difficult, but it is up to you to inspire your team to grow together. See what Juliane Parsons says is the best way to get your team onboard with change by taking an innovative approach.

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