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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.

How Often Should You Give Performance Feedback?

By | Posted Nov 13, 2015 | 4 Comments

Are you keeping up with your employee’s progress or neglecting it? Take Paul Falcone’s advice and learn how increasing performance reviews will boost productivity within your organization.

5 Strategies to Overcome Busyness and Enhance Performance

By | Posted Nov 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Learning to how to drive employees to deliver results instead of being stuck doing busy work contributes to your organization’s overall success. Mindfulness experts Rasmus Houggard, Jacqueline Carter and Gillian Coutts describe the strategies that employees can use to enhance their performance.

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Does Employee Empowerment Endanger Managers?

By | Posted Oct 26, 2015

If you give your employees the keys to the “car” that is your organization, will they steer it to safety or drive it off a cliff? Employee empowerment is a buzzword in today’s business world, and Glenn Bassett answers the question of whether or not employee engagement puts the role of a manager in danger.

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AMA Research: Trends in Talent Development Needs for Project Managers

By | Posted Oct 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

What skills and competencies are essential for success in project management? A new study by AMA sought to find out, and with over 195 survey response from the 2015 PMI Conference and Expo, the results are in. See how you can take your project managers to the next level.

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AMA Research: Focusing on External Threats to Improve Strategy Execution

By | Posted Oct 19, 2015

What is the best way to bring your team together to focus on a common goal? A new study by AMA and i4cp found four practices that correlate highly with market performance and strategy execution. See what they are and read the full report to ensure your team delivers on all of your goals.

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Four Project Lessons from the Public Sector

By | Posted Oct 9, 2015

What causes projects in the private sector and government to fail so prevalently? Todd Williams offers five project lessons that have worked in the public sector that you can use to help turn your project failures to unmitigated successes.

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Commit to Win: Four Secrets of Successful Planning

By | Posted Oct 5, 2015

The way to greatness has to follow a great plan. How do you formulate a great plan? Larry Weidel offers his four secrets of successful planning, and tells you how your company can win in your industry by formulating a blueprint for success.

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Under-Performing Employees? Why Leaders Should Partner, Not Parent

By | Posted Sep 25, 2015

Is your team struggling to perform under growing pressure and increasing exhaustion levels? If employees are deflated and drained, you need to do something to help. Brady Wilson explains his view on what you should do if you notice this troubling trend in your workplace.

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Are You Sending Successful Employees to Competitors?

By | Posted Sep 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you exhibiting behaviors that might be sending the wrong message? As a leader it is your responsibility to make sure your team is happy. Susan Ford Collins offers an example of a scenario where a stronger leader could have stopped a successful employee from jumping ship, and how you can do the same.

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Is Diversity a Carrot or a Stick?

By | Posted Sep 16, 2015 | 1 Comment

Why should you introduce more diversity into your office? Diversity is a growing topic of concern in many offices, and Nigel Dessau is here to explain why you should get on board, and how it will help you in the future. See how you can move forward by hiring people from different walks of life.

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Should Companies Do Away with Traditional Managers?

By | Posted Sep 14, 2015

Has the role of the traditional manager gone to the wayside? With the rise of holacracy in organizations, some believe that the current organizational structure is outdated. See what author and CEO Brian Fielkow has to say about whether or not companies should do away with traditional managers.

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Communicating Bad News for the First Time During the Annual Performance Review

By | Posted Sep 8, 2015

Are you dreading the performance review conversation where you have to deliver bad news? As natural as it may be, this conversation can be the difference between turning your employee’s career around and having to fire him altogether. Paul Falcone and Winston tan explain how you can have this conversation and use it as a springboard to success.

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