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Are Stay Interviews Here to Stay?

By | Posted Mar 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

Are your top performers happy in their role at your company, or do they already have one foot out the door?

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AT3™: Assess, Develop, Improve.

By | Posted Mar 3, 2015

Do you want to know if your performance is up to par? How about if your employees are lagging in their professional growth? The new, complimentary AT3TM assessment is the resource you need to gauge your talent and skills across 37 core competencies. See where your Professional Effectiveness, Leadership, and Business Acumen skills may need improvement.

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6 Corporate Training Findings You Need to Know: AMA Research

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015 | 5 Comments

What do you need to know about corporate training? At the Training 2015 Conference and Expo, AMA surveyed human resources professionals to find out how they viewed various aspects of training. See how they responded to six crucial corporate training questions, and how you can better leverage training in your organization.

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“Stay” Interviews: 6 Practical Questions for Key Employee Retention

By | Posted Feb 11, 2015

Your best employees may be performing well, but are they happy where they are? If not, you could be looking at replacing them in the next few months when they walk away. Paul Falcone believes this is a growing problem, and offers his advice on how to keep your key employees. See how a “stay” interview can help improve your relationship with your top employees, and 6 practical questions you need to ask.

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Strategy Execution: An Interview with Dan King

By | Posted Feb 5, 2015

What is holding your company back from achieving all of its goals? Even with a stellar plan and top talent, sometimes business do not reach their goals. In a recent, exclusive interview, AMA spoke with Dan King to hear his thoughts on how companies can achieve more through strategic execution. See how you can adopt these principles in your own business, and start accomplishing more of your goals.

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The 30x Rule: How Great Managers Multiply Performance

By | Posted Feb 3, 2015 | 3 Comments

Does the idea of delegating your work to team members scare you? This is a common occurrence among new managers, as they have high standards and are reluctant to stop doing what helped them get to where they are. Rory Vaden thinks you need to reevaluate your thought process, and introduces the 30x rule. See how this rule can help you multiply your team’s performance and maximize ROI.

What the Government Could Learn from My Mother

By | Posted Jan 21, 2015

What can the government learn from moms? Despite not working in the government, Stewart Liff’s mother provided him with some of the best advice that government employees could employ. In another edition of Liff’s advice on improving the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) scores, see what nuggets of wisdom his mother imparted on him, and how the government can learn from them.

Correcting for Grade Inflation on an Employee’s Annual Performance Review

By | Posted Jan 13, 2015

Is grade inflation still a problem once you leave academia and enter the business world? According to Paul Falcone, yes. Grade inflation can undermine your ability to properly handle employees who have not performed up to par. Falcone explains how you can remedy the situation so that both you and your employee are on the same page. See how his advice can help keep your business honest.

5 New Skills Needed for Professional Success

By | Posted Jan 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

What is the key to sustained professional success? How can you keep yourself up to date on an increasingly uncertain business world? Scott Steinberg offers his advice on five skills to develop to help you achieve professional success, and how to leverage them into continued success. See how to move ahead in your professional life, and establish the framework for the professional success you seek.

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Top Tips for Setting Goals

By | Posted Jan 7, 2015

How do you determine if you had a successful year? Most likely, you set a series of goals and compared your progress against them. Setting goals keeps you focused and driven, and also unifies your team in their work. This article is a comprehensive guide to help you set goals. It covers everything from determining how to set a framework for your goals to ultimately doing the work necessary to complete them.

Become a Better Manager by Asking the Right Questions

By | Posted Dec 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

You may think you are a great manager, but is your team responding to you? Can you effectively preserve working relationships and sniff out communication problems before they progress to serious issues? You can become a better manager by asking the right questions, to show that you care about your employees and their ideas. Nannette Rundle Carroll explains how to ask the right questions, and the situations in which each one is most appropriate.

Top Tips for Performance Appraisals

By | Posted Dec 22, 2014

Performance appraisals are an important tool to provide feedback and establish future goals. They are also one of the least enjoyable parts of being a manager. Not many enjoy delivering bad news, but sometimes that is a necessary task. AMA wants to help you conduct the most productive, successful performance appraisals as possible, and this compilation of tools and tips will provide guidance for both those giving and receiving performance feedback. Turn a widely disliked job into a stepping stone towards success.

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