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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.

Being creative at work

Are You Encouraging Employees to Be Creative?

By | Posted Sep 7, 2018

People such as artists and innovators have always used “elastic thinking” in the creative process. Now, in an environment that’s […]

Shrink sales cycle

Shrink Your Company’s Sales Cycle with a Few Steps

By | Posted Aug 30, 2018

Want to shorten your sales cycle? You need hotter leads. How do you get hotter leads? You need to get […]

Executive coach

Matching an Executive Coach to Your Needs

By | Posted Aug 21, 2018

As a businessperson, have you ever asked yourself, “What exactly is an executive coach?” In this age of economic prosperity, […]

Manager

One Big Mistake Every Manager Must Avoid (It’s About Your Time)

By | Posted Aug 15, 2018

As a manager, your day is likely filled from the moment you walk into the office until you (finally) leave […]

Thinking patterns

How Managers Can Shift Their Thinking and Respond to Change

By | Posted Aug 8, 2018

Managers need to alter their thinking patterns and try new things to respond to change. They may be stuck in […]

Women in STEM

Women in STEM: Solving the Problems—and the U.S. Worker Shortage

By | Posted Aug 3, 2018

Two of the most discussed problems in U.S. corporations today are how to get more women involved in science, technology, […]

Manager’s authority

Factors That Determine a Manager’s Level of Authority

By | Posted Jul 20, 2018

Where does a manager’s authority in an organization come from? Officially, it is given to them by the company’s upper […]

Saying no to an employee request

How to Say No to an Employee Request

By | Posted Jul 18, 2018

Every manager will be forced periodically to refuse a request made by an employee. But there are different ways to […]

Experiment and create at work

Developing the Space for Employees to Experiment and Create

By | Posted Jul 10, 2018

Employees who experiment, learn, and put their best skills to use can achieve great results. So how can managers encourage […]

Allowing failure in the workplace

Stop Punishing Failure in the Workplace, and Start Rewarding It

By | Posted Jul 5, 2018 | 2 Comments

Failure is an inevitable part of life. So why is it so often met with punishment? Negative reinforcement might be […]

Promoting innovation

Positioning a Team for Innovation and Disruption

By | Posted Jun 29, 2018

What is the fundamental unit of disruption in an organization? It is the individual, says Whitney Johnson, a C-suite advisor […]

Human-machine collaboration

Work in the Emerging Era of Human-Machine Collaboration

By | Posted Jun 22, 2018

As companies experiment with artificial intelligence (AI), human-machine collaboration is emerging as a promising area of improved outcomes. While large […]

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