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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.

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Embrace Uncertainty: Insights from Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 26, 2015

Are you faced with uncertainty in your role? Is your business prepared for the uncertainties that lie ahead in an ever-changing environment? See what Ram Charan, a world-renowned business advisor, has to say about the possibilities and opportunities in times of uncertainty.

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3 Productivity Killers and How to Beat Them: AMA Research

By | Posted Mar 24, 2015

How can you become more productive and efficient at work? AMA conducted a survey looking to find out the biggest productivity killers at work, and the results are in. See what over 950 people said the 3 biggest time wasters are, and how you can beat them to become more productive.

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Why Aren’t People Getting Things Done?

By | Posted Mar 23, 2015

What does it take to inspire great performance? Your top performers drive your business, but according to Suzanne Bates and Scott Weighart, not enough people are getting things done. See their new system that can help you get the best out of your entire company.

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New Manager? Be an Archimedes, Not a Sisyphus!

By | Posted Mar 20, 2015

What can you learn from the greatest thinkers in history? As a manager, you can take many lessons from the wisdom of thinkers who revolutionized mankind. Marina Theodotou offers her advice on how to replicate the wisdom of Archimedes, and how you can incorporate his lessons into your management style.

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Combat Demotivators in the Workplace

By | Posted Mar 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is everyone in your team performing at their highest level? If they aren’t, they are likely being influenced by demotivators in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence expert Daniel Goleman offers his advice on how to combat demotivators in the workplace and keep your team engaged and productive.

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Turn Uncertainty into Success: An Interview with Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

How do you respond in the face of uncertainty? Do you wait to react or take initiative and make things happen? World-renowned business advisor and author Ram Charan recently sat down in an exclusive interview with AMA to discuss the concept of structural uncertainty in the business world. See what you can do to stay ahead of the curve, and how to be successful in uncertain times.

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The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 3

By | Posted Mar 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you having problems keeping your team engaged? There are many factors that can cause an employee to mentally check out, and it is up to you to keep everyone on the same page. Michael Lee Stallard offers his advice on the importance of giving your team a voice in the final part of this three-part series. It may be the secret weapon you need to combat employee engagement woes.

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Are Stay Interviews Here to Stay?

By | Posted Mar 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

Are your top performers happy in their role at your company, or do they already have one foot out the door? Employee retention is a significant issue for many organizations, and traditional methods haven’t solved the problem. Richard Finnegan offers a new solution that can help you keep your top talent from leaving. See how five simple questions can give you new insights into your employees’ motivation.

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AT3™: Assess, Develop, Improve.

By | Posted Mar 3, 2015

Do you want to know if your performance is up to par? How about if your employees are lagging in their professional growth? The new, complimentary AT3TM assessment is the resource you need to gauge your talent and skills across 37 core competencies. See where your Professional Effectiveness, Leadership, and Business Acumen skills may need improvement.

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7 Practical Tips to Avoid Project Failure

By | Posted Feb 26, 2015 | 1 Comment

How often are your projects successful? According to a recent Project Management Institute study, chances are they fail too often. When a project fails, a huge associated cost comes with it, and this can result in a significant budget hit, loss of employee morale, or worse. Project manager Ray Houdtzagers has been through this before, and offers seven practical tips to help you avoid project failure.

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