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Will PMP Certification Benefit You?

By | Posted Oct 24, 2014

We’ve posted on the benefits of PMP® certification before, but AMA wants to know what you think: Will getting the […]

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AMA Annual Innovation Award Winner Kathy Fossetta

By | Posted Oct 13, 2014

The winner is… Kathy Fossetta! Congratulations to Kathy for winning the 16th AMA Annual Innovation Award, presented at the 22nd Annual APC Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Kathy’s idea to streamline communication at the Geisinger Community Medical Center saved her center hundreds of thousands of dollars, and earned her this prestigious award. We offer our congratulations to Kathy again, and good luck to all administrative professionals for next year!

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AMA Quiz: Are You the Right Project Manager for This Project?

By | Posted Sep 15, 2014

There is a huge project coming up and you want to take the lead, but are you the right person […]

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Communication Tops List of Skills Training for Individual Contributors

By | Posted Sep 9, 2014

Communication tops the list of skills training provided to individual contributors. This according to a survey of executives and managers […]

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4 Tips for Preparing Leaders for a Globalized Market

By | Posted Sep 5, 2014

Global competencies and capabilities are crticial to organizational effectiveness and keeping a competitive edge. Unfortunately, less than half of organizations […]

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Individual Contributors Get Mentoring Yet Little Coaching

By | Posted Sep 2, 2014

While individual contributors at a majority of organizations are provided mentoring by managers, relatively few employers provide them with coaching […]

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Bosses Said to Lose Temper More with Lower Status Workers

By | Posted Aug 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Less educated, lower income workers are more likely to say that their boss loses control of his or her emotions […]

Scant Progress Seen in Global Leadership Development

Scant Progress Seen in Global Leadership Development

By | Posted Jul 25, 2014

Despite the growing imperative for organizations to adopt a global mindset, it seems they have made little progress toward that […]

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What’s the #1 Career Skill Individual Performers Should Master?

By | Posted Jul 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Training and leadership development programs are no longer just for the so-called “high potentials” anymore. Career-minded employees are demanding training […]

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Manage Conflict at Work With Collaboration

By | Posted Apr 25, 2014

Dealing with a difficult situation in your office? Collaboration is often an excellent way to handle conflict at work. Here […]

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