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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.

Personality type and burnout

Prevent Burnout At Work By Recognizing Your Personality Type

By | Posted Jun 20, 2017

Is long-term burnout making you want to quit your job or change careers? If you’re finding it difficult to recharge […]

Responding to change

8 Ways Managers Can Help Employees Respond More Positively To Change

By | Posted Jun 12, 2017

Given the rapid pace of change and the level of uncertainty and disruption in today’s world, one of the most […]

Building a team and your career

Advice From A CEO On Building A Great Team — And Your Career

By | Posted Jun 9, 2017

Bring together a team of people with diverse skills, give them a sharp goal, and the outcome can be “extraordinary.” […]

The role of a manager

What Does It Mean To Be A Manager In Today’s Workplace?

By | Posted Jun 5, 2017

What words come to mind when we think about what managers do? Crack open a thesaurus and we find a […]

What Facebook teaches us

What Facebook Teaches Us About Change

By | Posted May 31, 2017

AMA Quarterly had the opportunity to speak with Michael Hoefflinger, an executive-in-residence at XSeed Capital and former head of global business […]

Impromptu feedback

Guide Your Team With Impromptu Feedback — And “Radical Candor”

By | Posted May 30, 2017

If you have a few minutes of slack time between meetings, you have time to deliver meaningful feedback to employees. Through […]

Transformational change

Managing Transformational Change: A Core Competency For Organizations

By | Posted May 26, 2017 | 1 Comment

John Kotter’s book Leading Change (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012) reported that 70% of change initiatives in organizations fail. As […]

Employee engagement gap

Organizations Must Close The Engagement Gap In The Face Of Change

By | Posted May 24, 2017 | 1 Comment

From the C-suite to frontline managers, the only constant in today’s organizations is the exponential rate of change. Innovation is […]

Strong change orientation

Develop A Strong Change Orientation — And Avoid The Corporate “Tar Pits”

By | Posted May 19, 2017 | 2 Comments

For tens of thousands of years, oil seepage from the earth created craters of pitch in urban Los Angeles known […]

Avoiding technological growing pains

5 Strategies To Help Legacy Industries Avoid Technological Growing Pains

By | Posted May 15, 2017

In industries such as real estate, insurance, and banking, technological growing pains are very real. Companies in legacy industries often […]

Learning from Mark Zuckerberg

What Can We Learn From Zuck?

By | Posted May 12, 2017

Watching Mark Zuckerberg, you’re left wondering—as you would be with all Time magazine Persons of the Year—how you could possibly […]

Resilience and agility

Resilience And Agility: Two Skills That Equip People To Respond To Change

By | Posted May 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Everybody knows about change, but no one knows what to do about it. Two attributes that can help managers and […]

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