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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.

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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 […]

Bosses Said to Lose Temper More with Lower Status Workers

By | Posted Aug 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Less educated, lower income workers are more likely to say that their boss loses control of his or her emotions […]

Benefits of PMP Certification: 9 Questions to Determine if PMP Certification is Right for You

By | Posted Jul 31, 2014

AMA conducted a survey to research the career benefits of getting the PMP. Here are the results to the question: […]

Attention Graduates: Tips for Avoiding Pitfalls That May Derail Your (Early) Career!

By | Posted Jul 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

“I wish someone had told me  . . .” isn’t the line you want to use to end your first […]

Bottleneck in Your Department? 3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Network

By | Posted Jul 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

If work gets stuck in your department, you need to consider how to leverage your network to get more done. […]

360 Degree Performance Review: Providing Effective Employee Feedback

By | Posted Jul 14, 2014 | 2 Comments

The concept of 360-degree assessments, feedback, or evaluations is based on the assumption that an organization can cull more information from a […]

5 Critical Job Search Strategies for Executives in Career Transition

By | Posted Jul 11, 2014 | 1 Comment

Executives in career transition face many challenges in this daunting job market, but there are a number of options that […]

Improving Metrics: 6 Questions for More Effective Metrics Management

By | Posted Jul 9, 2014

Good metrics and good use of metrics can increase effectiveness and efficiency in most businesses. Metrics are outcomes and outputs […]

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Providing A SWOT Example for Analysis

By | Posted Jul 3, 2014

Need help pulling together a SWOT Analysis? Here’s a sample SWOT Analysis for a fictional company, Fowlers Inc., from Supply […]

Why Hire Veterans? It’s Good Business

By | Posted Jul 3, 2014

You may have read about successful veterans returning to work, but do you know what your organization can do to […]

3 Words That Can Rescue a Failing Project: What Project Managers Can Learn from Mandela

By | Posted Jul 1, 2014 | 2 Comments

The minute something goes wrong on a project or in the company we look for the person at fault and remove or demote them. Learn what 3 words from the late Nelson Mandela can change your company’s culture and improve the success rate of your projects.

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How to Write a SWOT Analysis

By | Posted Jun 24, 2014

What is SWOT analysis? SWOT is an acronym for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats. Most people conduct SWOT analyses using […]

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