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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.

High-potential talent

HR Leaders Define the Characteristics of High-Potential Talent

By | Posted Sep 19, 2017

What is the number one characteristic you look for when identifying high-potential talent? Eighty HR professionals answered this question during […]

Employee ideas

Management Self-Test: Are You Receptive to Employees’ Ideas?

By | Posted Sep 15, 2017

In an ever-changing business environment, managers need to generate ideas from employees on how to meet customers’ needs, achieve the team’s […]

Negative feedback

The Value of Negative Feedback—When It’s Done Well

By | Posted Sep 11, 2017

In the recent article “Surprising Research Says Negative Feedback Is Effective (and We Might Even Prefer It),” author Joe Hirsch […]

Management trends

A Look Ahead at Management: It’s About to Get Harder

By | Posted Sep 8, 2017

Over the last few decades, organizations have slowly transitioned from promoting employees based solely on technical ability to recognizing the […]

Digital transformation

3 Behaviors That Spark Innovation and Drive Digital Transformation

By | Posted Sep 6, 2017

Most businesses want to deliver innovative solutions to customers, and many identify innovation as a strategic goal. In a recent […]

Project management process

6 Project Management Practices That You Can Apply

By | Posted Sep 5, 2017

When I teach classes on project management at AMA, covering everything from project requirements to lessons learned, there is one […]

Global supply chain

Avoid These Assumptions in Global Supply Chain Management

By | Posted Sep 1, 2017

With over 30 years of international trade experience, I have been witness to numerous and repeated errors that sales, purchasing, […]

Put people first

Path to Growth: Successful Business Leaders Put People First

By | Posted Aug 31, 2017

As the president of a busy executive search firm, I’ve observed thousands of leaders over the course of my 21-year […]

Strategic growth

5 Steps to Rethink Your Company’s Approach to Strategic Growth

By | Posted Aug 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

When it comes to pursuing strategic growth, one of the biggest mistakes a leader can make is to simply keep […]

Respectful workplace

Support a Respectful Workplace with the “Platinum Rule”

By | Posted Aug 25, 2017

For children, adhering to the “Golden Rule” that advises one to “Do unto others as you would have them do […]

Emerging workforce

7 Keys to Leading the Emerging Workforce

By | Posted Aug 23, 2017

It doesn’t take a high-priced consultant to tell you that the workforce is changing. Business leaders cannot rely on outdated […]

Interviewing skills

Talent Recruitment: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Interviewing

By | Posted Aug 21, 2017

After devoting 25 years to the field of executive search, I am more convinced than ever that organizations have lost […]

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