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.

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Managing Your Peers: From Buddy to Boss

By | Posted Sep 19, 2014

Being promoted to manager is an exciting prospect for any employee. It also introduces new questions about existing relationships with co-workers. Do you keep your friendships and avoid making tough decisions? Do you put your role first and exert your power as the boss at their expense? Courtney Templin offers advice to new managers and highlights some important steps to making a successful transition from buddy to boss.

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Effective Time Management Strategies: Laying the Foundation

By | Posted Sep 17, 2014

In their book The Time Trap, authors Alec Mackenzie and Pat Nickerson begin with a reminder that we all have the […]

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Strategies for Avoiding Multi-Tasking Mayhem

By | Posted Sep 12, 2014

Are you noticing that little things are starting to fall through the cracks? Do you find yourself trying to recall […]

Meet Your Business Goals with Forecasting: Creating a Forecasting System

Meet Your Business Goals with Forecasting: Creating a Forecasting System

By | Posted Sep 8, 2014

In my previous article, How Well Do You Forecast in Business? we explored the difference between forecasting and budgeting. We […]

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Individual Contributors Get Mentoring Yet Little Coaching

By | Posted Sep 2, 2014

While individual contributors at a majority of organizations are provided mentoring by managers, relatively few employers provide them with coaching […]

Welcome Home! Seven Tips for Successful Repatriation

Welcome Home! 7 Tips for Successful Repatriation

By | Posted Aug 29, 2014

“Living in this country will change you so profoundly; you will never see your world in the same way.” Such […]

Budgeting vs. Forecasting: What’s the Difference?

Budgeting vs. Forecasting: What’s the Difference?

By | Posted Aug 28, 2014

Investors behave differently depending on whether information is favorable or unfavorable with regard to the stock market. Information such as quarterly […]

The Power of SELF

The Power of SELF

By | Posted Aug 22, 2014

What do you do when you’re not sure? Do you freeze, blurt out something, act more confident or controlling, or […]

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5 Tips to Proactively Handle Project Failure

By | Posted Aug 20, 2014

Being in the business of buoying beleaguered projects, there is one B-word I loathe —blame. It is the most frequently […]

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Letters of Clarification: Between Verbal Coaching and Formal Written Warnings

By | Posted Aug 18, 2014

As a manager in corporate America, you’ve no doubt been frustrated at times by employees whose problematic job performance or […]

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