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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.

The One Thing That Can Save Small Businesses

By | Posted Oct 2, 2014

Are you looking for help for your small business? Are you considering starting your own company but are nervous about failing? Dawn Fotopulos is here to help. Fotopulos details the most vital factor to keeping your business thriving. See how she has used her expertise with finance and accounting to save several small businesses and what she views is the most important factor to success in small business America.

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How to Deal with a Difficult Boss

By | Posted Sep 30, 2014

Some therapists help people with relationship issues by focusing on attachment styles. Attachment patterns can also give us practical insights […]

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Forget the Competition. Think Customers.

By | Posted Sep 26, 2014 | 3 Comments

Don’t let the competition define your external growth strategy. Instead, plan for the people who matter most ─ your customers. […]

Managing Your Peers: From Buddy to Boss

By | Posted Sep 19, 2014 | 1 Comment

Being promoted to manager is an exciting prospect for any employee. It also introduces new questions about existing relationships with co-workers. Do you keep your friendships and avoid making tough decisions? Do you put your role first and exert your power as the boss at their expense? Courtney Templin offers advice to new managers and highlights some important steps to making a successful transition from buddy to boss.

Effective Time Management Strategies: Laying the Foundation

By | Posted Sep 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

In their book The Time Trap, authors Alec Mackenzie and Pat Nickerson begin with a reminder that we all have the […]

AMA Quiz: Are You the Right Project Manager for This Project?

By | Posted Sep 15, 2014

There is a huge project coming up and you want to take the lead, but are you the right person […]

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Strategies for Avoiding Multi-Tasking Mayhem

By | Posted Sep 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are you noticing that little things are starting to fall through the cracks? Do you find yourself trying to recall […]

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Individual Contributors Get Mentoring Yet Little Coaching

By | Posted Sep 2, 2014

While individual contributors at a majority of organizations are provided mentoring by managers, relatively few employers provide them with coaching […]

Welcome Home! 7 Tips for Successful Repatriation

By | Posted Aug 29, 2014

“Living in this country will change you so profoundly; you will never see your world in the same way.” Such […]

The Power of SELF

By | Posted Aug 22, 2014

What do you do when you’re not sure? Do you freeze, blurt out something, act more confident or controlling, or […]

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5 Tips to Proactively Handle Project Failure

By | Posted Aug 20, 2014

Being in the business of buoying beleaguered projects, there is one B-word I loathe —blame. It is the most frequently […]

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Letters of Clarification: Between Verbal Coaching and Formal Written Warnings

By | Posted Aug 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

As a manager in corporate America, you’ve no doubt been frustrated at times by employees whose problematic job performance or […]

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