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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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25 Ways to Stay Employed and Improve Your Workplace

By | Posted Sep 3, 2013

It’s no secret: life is uncertain and you may be losing hope in being able to stay employed. Restructuring, downsizing, […]

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Thinking of Making a Career Change?

By | Posted Aug 29, 2013

Have you been thinking of making a career change? The industry you choose has never been more important! Career change is […]

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Risk Management: Extracting Value out of Uncertainty

By | Posted Aug 22, 2013

Project management usually entails a portion of risk management within its elements, which often prompts the question, what is risk management? Risk management can be used to extract value out of a risk situation based on your investment. Downside risk, is the likelihood of a negative outcome from an uncertain event or condition, and upside risk is the likelihood of a positive outcome. Let’s take a closer look at what forms of risk can be addressed…

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Demand for Analytical Skills Growing

By | Posted Aug 21, 2013

With Big Data becoming increasingly critical for sound decision making, middle-level managers will be under pressure to build their analytical […]

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Understanding Risk Management

By | Posted Aug 20, 2013

In risk management, you have to consider the costs and benefits of both the upside and downside possibilities. To understand […]

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Envy at Work: Why It Feels So Good To See Someone Else Fail

By | Posted Aug 16, 2013 | 1 Comment

I once had a boss I really disliked. After leaving the organization, I learned that he got demoted after a […]

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AMA Quiz: Have You Mastered Project Management?

By | Posted Aug 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Managing a project means managing all the factors that come into play during the 5 phases of the project life […]

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Understanding the 5 Stages of the Project Life Cycle

By | Posted Aug 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Managing multiple projects has quickly become the norm, not the exception, in most work environments.  Although the details vary by […]

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AMA Quiz: Recognizing Your Time Management Habits

By | Posted Aug 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

How often do you find yourself running out of time? At times, it may seem as if there are not […]

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AMA Answers: What is Analysis, Anyway?

By | Posted Aug 6, 2013

In today’s business world, it seems like there is an endless  need for analysis–data, software, risk and more–but what is […]

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Project Charter Checklist

By | Posted Aug 5, 2013

As part of starting a new project, it’s a good idea to ask challenging questions to make sure you deliver […]

AMA Quiz: What’s Your Management Style?

By | Posted Jul 31, 2013 | 6 Comments

As you think back on your past managers, you have probably had good managers along with some that were maybe not so great. Knowing your management style, along with its flaws and strengths can help build your leadership skills while creating valuable long-term relationships. Take this brief, 5 question quiz from AMA and discover your management style.

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