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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.

Curiosity quotient in the workplace

3 Steps To Expand The Curiosity Quotient In Your Team

By | Posted Apr 26, 2017 | 2 Comments

We all know them, and maybe you are one: the person with a high curiosity quotient. This person questions everything, […]

Smart machine age

The Skills Humans Need to Stay Relevant In The Smart Machine Age

By | Posted Apr 24, 2017

In the coming decades, the smart machine age will transform organizations through artificial intelligence and other technologies. As a variety […]

Candid conversations with employees

Communication Strategies: How To Engage Employees In Candid Conversations

By | Posted Apr 19, 2017

If you’re like most managers, you know the frustration of realizing something is preventing an employee from performing better or […]

AMA's management skills assessment

Evaluate Your Management Skills — Take AMA’s Free Assessment Quiz Online Now

By | Posted Apr 17, 2017

Do you have the skills needed for success in today’s business environment? The AMA Skill Assessment offers a quick and […]

Avoid burnout as a new manager

Use This Tactic To Avoid Burnout As A New Manager

By | Posted Apr 12, 2017 | 1 Comment

Sometimes being good at your job can feel like a pie-eating contest where the prize is more pie. You know […]

Team leader

Inputs Vs. Outputs: Where Should Your Focus Lie As A Team Leader?

By | Posted Apr 10, 2017 | 3 Comments

I was sitting in on a sales team meeting a few weeks ago, listening to them talk about how they […]

AMA Talks video series

Tap Into Hot Topics With the “AMA Talks” Video Series

By | Posted Mar 31, 2017

For expert advice on business and leadership, take a look at the AMA Talks video series. In just a few […]

Joy in the workplace

Want More Joy At Work? Combine Trust With A Sense Of Purpose

By | Posted Mar 29, 2017

Neuroscience makes a nonobvious prediction about high-trust organizations: Trust combined with Purpose results in Joy at work. Experiments from my […]

Conversational cowardice at work

Stop Paying The Price For Conversational Cowardice At Work

By | Posted Mar 27, 2017 | 1 Comment

If the number one fear among people—public speaking—had a younger sibling, it would be the fear of difficult conversations. Even […]

Team performance

3 Outdated Beliefs About Teams That Bold Companies Are Rejecting

By | Posted Mar 20, 2017 | 5 Comments

Almost a century ago, Elton Mayo conducted his famous Hawthorne experiments that led to the recognition that teams can be beneficial […]

Constructive feedback

6 Ways That A Manager’s Constructive Feedback Can Go Bad

By | Posted Mar 15, 2017 | 1 Comment

When managers attempt to give constructive feedback—but do so ineffectively—employees end up feeling misunderstood, unfairly judged, resentful, and ultimately more […]

Best career advice

Listen To The Best Career Advice Of Thought Leaders In AMA’s Video Series

By | Posted Mar 13, 2017

If you’re a new manager seeking career advice from senior leaders, you might not expect to hear that a business leader must “love […]

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