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.


How Often Should You Give Performance Feedback?

By | Posted Nov 13, 2015

Are you keeping up with your employee’s progress or neglecting it? Take Paul Falcone’s advice and learn how increasing performance reviews will boost productivity within your organization.


5 Strategies to Overcome Busyness and Enhance Performance

Learning to how to drive employees to deliver results instead of being stuck doing busy work contributes to your organization’s overall success. Mindfulness experts Rasmus Houggard, Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts describe the strategies that employees can use to enhance their performance.

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Does Employee Empowerment Endanger Managers?

By | Posted Oct 26, 2015

If you give your employees the keys to the “car” that is your organization, will they steer it to safety or drive it off a cliff? Employee empowerment is a buzzword in today’s business world, and Glenn Bassett answers the question of whether or not employee engagement puts the role of a manager in danger.

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AMA Research: Trends in Talent Development Needs for Project Managers

By | Posted Oct 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

What skills and competencies are essential for success in project management? A new study by AMA sought to find out, and with over 195 survey response from the 2015 PMI Conference and Expo, the results are in. See how you can take your project managers to the next level.

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AMA Research: Focusing on External Threats to Improve Strategy Execution

By | Posted Oct 19, 2015

What is the best way to bring your team together to focus on a common goal? A new study by AMA and i4cp found four practices that correlate highly with market performance and strategy execution. See what they are and read the full report to ensure your team delivers on all of your goals.

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Four Project Lessons from the Public Sector

By | Posted Oct 9, 2015

What causes projects in the private sector and government to fail so prevalently? Todd Williams offers five project lessons that have worked in the public sector that you can use to help turn your project failures to unmitigated successes.


Is Diversity a Carrot or a Stick?

By | Posted Sep 16, 2015

Why should you introduce more diversity into your office? Diversity is a growing topic of concern in many offices, and Nigel Dessau is here to explain why you should get on board, and how it will help you in the future. See how you can move forward by hiring people from different walks of life.

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Should Companies Do Away with Traditional Managers?

By | Posted Sep 14, 2015

Has the role of the traditional manager gone to the wayside? With the rise of holacracy in organizations, some believe that the current organizational structure is outdated. See what author and CEO Brian Fielkow has to say about whether or not companies should do away with traditional managers.

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Managing Stress in the Workplace: 6 Questions for Managers

By | Posted Sep 2, 2015

Is your team’s stress level higher than you think? A manager needs to be able to keep their team in check, both emotionally and psychologically. John Ballard offers his six questions managers need to ask themselves to truly evaluate how their team’s stress levels are impacting business.

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Why Kindness Leads to Higher Employee Loyalty

By | Posted Aug 24, 2015

If someone on your team makes a mistake, how do you respond? Do you start to yell and reprimand your employee, or find another way to handle it? Daniel Goleman sat down with AMA to discuss why toughness isn’t the best method of management. See what he thinks the best option is, and how it can help keep your high-performing employees around.

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