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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.

what managers do

So… What Does A Manager Actually Do?

By | Posted Sep 23, 2016

What managers do is respond to daily crises, take on too much work, operate with continuous interruptions and make instant decisions. As a consequence, “fire prevention” doesn’t get the time and attention required.

stop wasting time

Stop Wasting Time! 2 Simple Tricks To Reclaim Your Day

By | Posted Sep 22, 2016

Advances in technology have provided us with myriad ways to avoid doing the things we need to do. But it can also help us to stop wasting time.

leading change

Leading Change: How To Keep People Motivated When Chaos Reigns

By | Posted Sep 21, 2016

During periods of upheaval and change, your staff will inevitably wonder what’s in it for them, and if it’s even worth it to stick around. It doesn’t cost anything to make people feel appreciated.

open-door policy

How Open Is Your Open-Door Policy?

By | Posted Sep 19, 2016

An open-door policy is a good place to start when you’re looking to build a culture of open communication in an organization. But it shouldn’t be the only tool in your toolbox when you are looking for feedback.

amazing boss

If You Do These 9 Things, Consider Yourself An Amazing Boss

By | Posted Sep 15, 2016

How many of these 9 traits describe you? Learn how to tell if you’re just a good boss, or head and shoulders above the pack—a truly amazing boss.

mindfulness

Being Your Best Self: Mindfulness For Work And Life

By | Posted Sep 14, 2016

If you want to become more focused, more effective, less stressed, more creative or anything else, you have the potential. The key is training your mind, and the tool is mindfulness.

burn bridges

Yes, Sometimes You SHOULD Burn Bridges Behind You

By | Posted Sep 13, 2016

You’ve always been told not to burn bridges behind you, right? Here’s how to know when you should throw in the towel, sever all ties, and set fire to that bridge—and never look back.

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A Boomer’s View, Through The Eyes Of Millennials

By | Posted Sep 12, 2016

A Baby Boomer looks at things from the perspective of a millennial entering the workforce. We could all learn a lot about other generations, if we’d only look past our own preconceived notions.

how to pitch an idea

How To Pitch An Idea — And Get Everyone Onboard

By | Posted Sep 9, 2016

Learning how to pitch an idea includes making it clear what your proposal does and doesn’t include, what the value proposition is, and what you will deliver.

successful people

Are You More Successful Than You Realize? Probably.

By | Posted Sep 8, 2016

Do you look at successful people and wonder why you’re not one of them? Well, you probably are. Here’s how to know if you’re a successful person, but just don’t realize it.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Starts His Day By 4 a.m. Should You?

By | Posted Sep 1, 2016

There are fewer distractions when family and colleagues are still sound asleep, and you’re better able to focus on the things you need—or want—to do. Here’s how Tim Cook and other top leaders stay productive.

businesswomen

This is How Everyone Can ‘Show Up’ At Work

By | Posted Aug 24, 2016

When we reconnect with what drives us, we have deeper access to a fuel source of purpose and clarity that makes it easier to say “yes” and “no” to the right things—and stand powerfully for what we want.

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