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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.

ways to be productive

19 Surefire Ways To Be Productive — And Stop Wasting Time

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Drawing inspiration from the classic Tim Ferriss book The 4-Hour Workweek, here’s a list of 19 things that really productive people incorporate into their daily lives to keep from going off track

goals change

Great Expectations: Managing Your Work When Goals Change

By | Posted Aug 19, 2016

Trying to reach goals that are constantly changing can be extremely stressful for both you and your team. Katy Tynan, a speaker and author of practical guides to career transitions, offers key advice for managers to lead with confidence.

employee trust

5 Simple Ways To Build Clout – By Gaining Employee Trust

By | Posted Aug 18, 2016

Gaining employee trust takes knowing what motivates people, and treating them as individuals instead of as commodities. Build clout by building trust.

employee engagement

Puzzling Over Employee Engagement? It’s Not Rocket Science

By | Posted Aug 17, 2016

Engaged workers create great products, provide great service, think creatively, and work well with others. While it takes time and effort to foster a culture of employee engagement in your organization, it’s well worth that investment.

working long hours

Work Smarter, Not Longer: Why Marissa Mayer Sets A Bad Example

By | Posted Aug 15, 2016

How can we work smarter during prime working hours? Find out why following Marissa Mayer’s 130-hour workweek is unrealistic, and won’t help us to succeed in our careers.

problem solving

Problem Solving: Einstein And Edison Did It Half Asleep

By | Posted Aug 12, 2016

Need a new way of problem solving? Try using your half-asleep brain! Great minds such as Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison used “theta thinking.” You can, too.

annoying co-workers

When Annoying Co-Workers Push Your Buttons

By | Posted Aug 12, 2016

World-renowned thought leader on emotional intelligence, Daniel Goleman, shows how to deal with the actions and attitudes of annoying co-workers — by practicing mindfulness.

best effort

Make Your Best Effort, But No One Can Give 110 Percent

By | Posted Aug 11, 2016

Everyone loves to let the world know just how hard they’re working. Athletes tell us they’re giving it 110 percent; business­people brag that they work 80 hours a week. We’re supposed to be impressed, but sport psychologist and author Stan Beecham is not.

losing focus

Losing Focus? Think About Two Rabbits

By | Posted Aug 11, 2016

Losing focus is something we all face daily in our multitasking lives. But here’s a trick to help you easily visualize the pitfalls of trying to do too many things at once.

toxic employee

8 Signs Of A Toxic Employee Who Should Be Fired

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

Bad employees are easy to pick out of a crowd—their terrible work habits have likely already appeared on a performance appraisal. But what about the ones who fly under the radar because their worst characteristics aren’t performance related?

20-somethings

Hey, 20-Somethings! It’s Not You. It’s Just Life.

By | Posted Aug 9, 2016

Being in your 20s is supposed to be the most exciting time of your life. But making the switch from teen to adult overnight can seem like an impossible task. So here are the 20 brutal truths all 20-somethings need to learn and accept.

personal brand

5 Tips To Manage Your Personal Brand

By | Posted Aug 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

Do you want a powerful personal brand? Debby Carreau is a human capital consultant who has helped businesses across multiple sectors choose the right people for the job for the past 20 years. Significantly improve your job prospects by implementing Debby’s essential tips into your strategy.

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