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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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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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New Manager? Your First Task: Managing Yourself

By | Posted Feb 25, 2015

Are you a new manager, ready to take on the job but nervous about becoming overwhelmed? Feeling anxious is normal when assuming more responsibility, but it is important to master the basics first. Marina Theodotou explains why your first task as a new manager must be managing yourself. See how you can successfully manage yourself first, and expand those skills to excel at managing others.

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6 Corporate Training Findings You Need to Know: AMA Research

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015

What do you need to know about corporate training? At the Training 2015 Conference and Expo, AMA surveyed human resources professionals to find out how they viewed various aspects of training. See how they responded to six crucial corporate training questions, and how you can better leverage training in your organization.

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Executive Coaching: How Do You “Coach to Normal”?

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015

Is there someone in your office that consistently makes inappropriate remarks or publicly shames other employees? Do you deal with them right away? How about if they are an executive? Executives can exhibit bad behavior, but often their actions are dismissed and no action takes place. Paul Falcone offers his advice on how to best coach your executives to improve their behavior and be held accountable.

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Working with the Boss: 6 Questions for Better Effectiveness with Your Manager

By | Posted Feb 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Do you get along with your boss, or do you find yourself constantly butting heads? If you and your manager are on the same page, your effectiveness will be reflected in your work. John Ballard knows that a great relationship between boss and employee will result in better results. See the six questions to ask yourself about your boss that can help determine what your relationship is with them.

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The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 1

By | Posted Feb 17, 2015

Even if your team is supremely talented, if they are not motivated their work will suffer. What are the keys to keeping your employee engagement levels high? Michael Lee Stallard has some ideas that can help you create a team of inspired workers. See what the secret weapon is to combat employee engagement problems and motivate your team to put their best foot forward.

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“Stay” Interviews: 6 Practical Questions for Key Employee Retention

By | Posted Feb 11, 2015

Your best employees may be performing well, but are they happy where they are? If not, you could be looking at replacing them in the next few months when they walk away. Paul Falcone believes this is a growing problem, and offers his advice on how to keep your key employees. See how a “stay” interview can help improve your relationship with your top employees, and 6 practical questions you need to ask.

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Strategy Execution: An Interview with Dan King

By | Posted Feb 5, 2015

What is holding your company back from achieving all of its goals? Even with a stellar plan and top talent, sometimes business do not reach their goals. In a recent, exclusive interview, AMA spoke with Dan King to hear his thoughts on how companies can achieve more through strategic execution. See how you can adopt these principles in your own business, and start accomplishing more of your goals.

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The 30x Rule: How Great Managers Multiply Performance

By | Posted Feb 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

Does the idea of delegating your work to team members scare you? This is a common occurrence among new managers, as they have high standards and are reluctant to stop doing what helped them get to where they are. Rory Vaden thinks you need to reevaluate your thought process, and introduces the 30x rule. See how this rule can help you multiply your team’s performance and maximize ROI.

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