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The Bill Gates Reading List: 5 Books He Says Will Make You Smarter

By | Posted Sep 29, 2016

He may be the richest person in the world, but he still cracks the books to stay sharp. Have a look at the ultimate Bill Gates reading list to find out which 5 books he recommends to up your game—and why.

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Keeping Employees Happy: Tips To Retain Your Best Talent

By | Posted Sep 27, 2016

Keeping employees happy isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary in a competitive hiring environment. Frank Sorrentino, CEO of ConnectOne Bank, offers a few pointers on how to make sure your employees actually want to work for you.

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Stop Wasting Time! 2 Simple Tricks To Reclaim Your Day

By | Posted Sep 22, 2016

Advances in technology have provided us with myriad ways to avoid doing the things we need to do. But it can also help us to stop wasting time.

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The Yeas Have It: 6 Ways To Convince People To Say Yes

By | Posted Sep 20, 2016

Want to get things done? You need to learn how to convince people to say yes. Watch as Robert Cialdini, author of Pre-Suasion, describes the most important factors for influencing people.

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Do You Have An Effective Communication Style?

By | Posted Sep 16, 2016

It doesn’t matter what level you’re on. Whether directing your staff or updating your manager about the department’s operations and needs, an effective communication style may make all the difference.

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Don’t Make These 6 Communication Mistakes At Work

By | Posted Aug 2, 2016

Are you the interrupter? Or the one making everyone uncomfortable by telling offensive jokes? Don’t be “that guy,” the clueless […]

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AMA Named To TrainingIndustry 2016 Top 20 Workforce Development List

By | Posted Jul 20, 2016

TrainingIndustry.com has announced its Top 20 Workforce Development Providers list, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training […]

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Need to Be Inspired at Work? AMA’s Sound Advice Is a Quick Solution

By | Posted Jun 20, 2016

Sound Advice is a weekly video series featuring business professionals and thought leaders from around the globe sharing their best […]

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Do Employee Skills Sync With Company Goals? AMA Survey Says No.

By | Posted Jun 1, 2016

Are you looking for ways to hold on to your top talent? AMA recently surveyed 223 people at the 2016 ATD International Conference and Exposition. Read the results here and elevate your employees’ skills to meet organizational objectives.

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AMA Research: Focusing on External Threats to Improve Strategy Execution

By | Posted Oct 19, 2015

What is the best way to bring your team together to focus on a common goal? A new study by AMA and i4cp found four practices that correlate highly with market performance and strategy execution. See what they are and read the full report to ensure your team delivers on all of your goals.

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AMA Research: How Loyal Are Employees?

By | Posted Jun 18, 2015

How likely is it that your best employees are planning on sticking around? According to AMA research, the results may surprise you. See what over 1,200 executives and managers said about their levels of employee loyalty, and why you should be on high alert.

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How to Sustain Success: An Interview with Harvey Mackay

By | Posted Jun 12, 2015

Do you know how to sustain growth and success within your company? MackayMitchell Envelope Company Chairman Harvey Mackay explains how leaders can build a positive reputation and thrive in their industry.

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