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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.

mobile analytics

Unlock the Hidden Power of Mobile Analytics

By | Posted Jul 30, 2013

Should your company invest in mobile analytics technology needed to deliver critical management information to users on the go? It […]

communication style

AMA Quiz: Discover Your Communication Style

By | Posted Jul 24, 2013

How do you interact with your team? Do you prefer to talk via email, on the phone, or face-to-face? Do you take the lead or prefer to contribute when called upon? How you communicate with your coworkers plays a role in how they view you as a teammate. Take this quick, 5 question quiz to understand your communication style and how you can improve your overall skills to be a better communicator.

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AMA Answers: How do I Deal With Jealousy at Work?

By | Posted Jul 10, 2013 | 1 Comment

I was recently promoted and a coworker really wanted my job. Not only didn’t she get it, she now reports […]

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AMA Quiz: Do You Know How to Network?

By | Posted Jul 8, 2013 | 4 Comments

Knowing how to network just might be the most important skill in business. Networking isn’t just for people looking for […]

gamification

Using Gamification to Collect Big Data

By | Posted Jul 3, 2013

Big data can be collected through game design and gamification to improve customer engagement and build a relationship with the company brand. […]

storytelling in business

AMA Answers: When is it appropriate to use storytelling in business?

By | Posted Jul 1, 2013

Storytelling is becoming a more common way to engage and relate your message in business. But storytelling can be tricky. AMA Playbook answers the question, when and where should I use storytelling in business? Here are few tips from storytelling guru and Amacom author Paul Smith.

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Coaching for Performance in 7 Simple Steps

By | Posted Jun 28, 2013 | 1 Comment

Coaching is one of the most effective tools managers can use to improve performance. There is a simple structure to […]

big data gamification

How Gamification Feeds Big Data

By | Posted Jun 27, 2013 | 1 Comment

The gamification of business is not just for effective marketing campaigns. Gamification will change the way organizations connect with consumers and it will provide extremely valuable big data that can enhance a company’s big database.

analytical skills

Analytical Skills Quiz: Which Thinker Are You?

By | Posted Jun 24, 2013 | 72 Comments

What are analytical skills and what do they mean for your future? With the rise of big data, analytical skills are becoming increasingly important, yet companies are struggling to find people who have the right set of skills. You’d like to specialize in analytical skills that will get you that future job, but what kind of thinker are you? Take this brief free quiz…

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8 Signs You Need Serious Stress Relief

By | Posted Jun 20, 2013 | 13 Comments

Everyone feels they need a little stress relief now and then. But sometimes the signs of stress are more serious and can ultimately lead to a cycle of self-sabatoge where your workload grows too heavy to bear, you get mired in the little stuff, and lose sight of the big stuff.

storytelling

How to Tell a Good Story

By | Posted Jun 19, 2013

Storytelling is an extremely effective way to build excitement, engagement, and buy-in. It is increasingly being used by leaders to inspire organizations, but also by organizations to build brand awareness and brand evangelists. But for some, storytelling doesn’t come naturally.

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Dealing with Difficult Leaders

By | Posted Jun 18, 2013

Dealing with difficult people is never easy. When trying influence another leader who is notoriously difficult, you need to connect on a personal level. This is especially true when you are presenting something for their approval or with something you need their cooperation on. Here are five tips to connect…

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