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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

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

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 […]

Communicating clearly

Tips for Communicating Clearly as a Business Leader

By | Posted Jul 12, 2018

To serve in a leadership role and manage others, you must adept at communicating clearly and getting your messages across […]

Experiment and create at work

Developing the Space for Employees to Experiment and Create

By | Posted Jul 10, 2018

Employees who experiment, learn, and put their best skills to use can achieve great results. So how can managers encourage […]

Promoting innovation

Positioning a Team for Innovation and Disruption

By | Posted Jun 29, 2018

What is the fundamental unit of disruption in an organization? It is the individual, says Whitney Johnson, a C-suite advisor […]

Human-machine collaboration

Work in the Emerging Era of Human-Machine Collaboration

By | Posted Jun 22, 2018

As companies experiment with artificial intelligence (AI), human-machine collaboration is emerging as a promising area of improved outcomes. While large […]

Public speaking skills

Communication Skills: Polishing Your Public Speaking Style

By | Posted Jun 15, 2018

With a confident public speaking style, you can communicate ideas and information well and support work initiatives. When you speak […]

Business and leadership advice

Tune In to Business Ideas and Leadership Advice on AMA’s YouTube Channel

By | Posted Jun 8, 2018

Would you like some advice on making the transition to leadership? Or quick pointers on topics of interest in the […]

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