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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.

ineffective leaders

7 Ways Ineffective Leaders Lose Their Team’s Respect

By | Posted Aug 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Ineffective leaders can not only kill team spirit, but completely lose the respect of those who report to them. How many of these 7 poor leadership habits do you—or your boss—practice?

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 | 3 Comments

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 | 3 Comments

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.

stress and mindfulness

Mindfulness: The Key To Conquering Stress

By | Posted Aug 15, 2016

Author/coach Mary Schiller explains that we cannot “catch” stress from a conversation, a relationship, a situation, an environment or a person. Mindfulness is key to conquering the feelings we associate with the concept of stress.

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 | 1 Comment

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.

outspoken employees

How To Make Outspoken Employees An Asset

By | Posted Aug 10, 2016

In group settings, the manager must take responsibility for giving everyone an opportunity to speak. This can be done in a positive way by channeling overly vocal personalities into an advantage for the team.

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