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Business leadership

7 Views on Leadership to Guide You in the New Year

By | Posted Dec 10, 2018

AMA’s discussions with thought leaders underscore the responsibilities of business leadership, which demands both strategic thinking capabilities and strong people […]

Communication and persuasion skills

To Lead in a Complex Economy, Develop the Power of Persuasion

By | Posted Dec 4, 2018

In the age of disruption, the skills of persuasion and communication become even more important in selling ideas and advancing […]

Short attention span

How Does a Short Attention Span Affect Us in Work and in Life?

By | Posted Nov 30, 2018

AMA talked with Charlie Harary, the author of Unlocking Greatness: The Unexpected Journey from the Life You Have to the […]

Leadership behaviors

The Impact of Your Everyday Leadership Behaviors

By | Posted Nov 27, 2018

The No. 1 determinant of how people regard you as a leader—and how you regard yourself—is the way you behave […]

Dignity in the workplace

Creating a Culture of Dignity in Your Workplace

By | Posted Nov 16, 2018

Business leaders who treat employees with dignity, acknowledging their sense of worth, will see benefits in the workplace. Donna Hicks, […]

Remote workforce

Leadership in the Age of a Remote Workforce

By | Posted Oct 25, 2018

Today’s managers must be prepared to lead remote employees and hybrid teams of onsite and offsite members, who may be […]

Business leaders

3 Qualities Today’s Business Leaders Must Possess

By | Posted Sep 21, 2018

AMA Quarterly spoke with Jacqueline Carter, the co-author with Rasmus Hougaard of The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead […]

Being creative at work

Are You Encouraging Employees to Be Creative?

By | Posted Sep 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

People such as artists and innovators have always used “elastic thinking” in the creative process. Now, in an environment that’s […]

Thinking patterns

How Managers Can Shift Their Thinking and Respond to Change

By | Posted Aug 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

Managers need to alter their thinking patterns and try new things to respond to change. They may be stuck in […]

Strategic change

Getting onto the Path of Strategic Change

By | Posted Jul 25, 2018

Many companies are out of kilter as the pace of change increases, making it difficult to remain current in the […]

Manager’s authority

Factors That Determine a Manager’s Level of Authority

By | Posted Jul 20, 2018

Where does a manager’s authority in an organization come from? Officially, it is given to them by the company’s upper […]

Saying no to an employee request

How to Say No to an Employee Request

By | Posted Jul 18, 2018

Every manager will be forced periodically to refuse a request made by an employee. But there are different ways to […]

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