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Management

New managers need to make the transition to management quickly. For busy managers who need information fast, check out AMA’s collection of sample forms, templates, worksheets, and advice including how to define your new role, create a productive environment, and uncover how best to communicate within your organization.

frontline managers

Frontline Managers: The Critical Link Between Good and Great Companies

By | Posted Jun 29, 2015

Who is the linchpin to success in your organization? Chances are, they are being undervalued and underappreciated. Renee Robertson explains why you should invest more time and money in developing your frontline managers, and how that could help your business grow.

work-life equation

The Work-Life Equation: Solving the Sad Office

By | Posted Jun 23, 2015

Are people in your office happy with their work lives? A lack of employee morale can lead to huge profit losses, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that your team is satisfied with their roles and responsibilities. Bill Maw introduces the work-life equation to help you gauge employee happiness.

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Improve Your Performance Management and Employee Evaluation Processes

By | Posted Jun 19, 2015

What can you do to help inspire your team to improving their overall performance? As a manager, it is your job to bring out the best in your employees. Monica O’Reilly explains the importance of performance management, and how to improve your processes to reach your employees’ true potential.

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AMA Research: How Loyal Are Employees?

By | Posted Jun 18, 2015

How likely is it that your best employees are planning on sticking around? According to AMA research, the results may surprise you. See what over 1,200 executives and managers said about their levels of employee loyalty, and why you should be on high alert.

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Take a Summer Vacation This Year

By | Posted Jun 17, 2015

How can you stay motivated and re-charge for the year? Perhaps it’s time you took a break and went on a vacation. Jeff Wolf explains how a summer vacation can help you stay focused, energized, and ready to tackle the toughest tasks you’ll face this year.

work life balance

How to Achieve A Real Work-Life Balance

By | Posted Jun 16, 2015

Can you accomplish the ideal work-life balance? Does it even exist? See what talent, leadership, and culture expert John Mattone has to say about the possibility of achieving a work-life balance in an interview with AMA.

hiring decisions

How Managers Can Make Better Hiring Decisions

By | Posted Jun 15, 2015

Do you want to hire the right people for your company? Global leadership development experts Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins reveal the common mistakes managers make when selecting new hires.

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How Does a Manager Avoid Employee Animosity?

By | Posted Jun 1, 2015

Learn how to be an effective manager by avoiding conflict and building confidence. Glenn Bassett describes the importance of fully committing to the team and its objectives.

changing landscape performance assessments

The Changing Landscape of Performance Assessments: What You Need to Know

By | Posted May 27, 2015

Are you using the best tools to measure employee performance? Recent AMA research has uncovered new findings on reviews and how you can improve your process for the future. See what employees are saying, and what you need to know about the changing landscape of performance assessments.

talent assessments

3 Assessment Findings to Help You Gauge Performance: AMA Research

By | Posted May 25, 2015

What are the best types of assessments for your employees? How can you best measure your team’s performance? AMA conducted a survey at the ATD 2015 International Conference and Expo to find out the answers to these questions. See how respondents answered, and what you can do to help your team improve their skills.

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