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AMA Survey: Finance Professionals Seek Leadership Skills and Online Training

By | Posted Nov 30, 2015

What competencies are essential for success in financial services? AMA recently surveyed 275 people from the Association of Financial Professionals Conference, showcasing the skills that finance professionals need to build on, their preferred learning method, obstacles getting in the way of achieving their development goals, and their current certification status. Read the results here and elevate your finance team’s skill set.

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AMA Research: Trends in Talent Development Needs for Project Managers

By | Posted Oct 21, 2015 | 2 Comments

What skills and competencies are essential for success in project management? A new study by AMA sought to find out, and with over 195 survey response from the 2015 PMI Conference and Expo, the results are in. See how you can take your project managers to the next level.

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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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Focus on Customer Loyalty: An Interview with Noah Fleming

By | Posted Jun 9, 2015

Are you focusing on the right customer base? Many companies focus on accumulating the largest customer base possible, but is this the best strategy? AMA sat down with author Noah Fleming to discuss the best practices for gaining and keeping customers.

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Developing Successful Strategies: An Interview with Dan King

By | Posted Jun 8, 2015

Are your organization’s strategies setting you up for future success? While you don’t want strategies to be impossible, they also need to produce results. Dan King sat down with AMA to discuss how to develop great strategies, and why some companies fail in this endeavor.

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3 Assessment Findings to Help You Gauge Performance: AMA Research

By | Posted May 25, 2015

What are the best types of assessments for your employees? How can you best measure your team’s performance? AMA conducted a survey at the ATD 2015 International Conference and Expo to find out the answers to these questions. See how respondents answered, and what you can do to help your team improve their skills.

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9 Things You Should Never Do When Trying to Make a Sale: AMA Research

By | Posted May 19, 2015 | 6 Comments

Are you turning your potential customers off when trying to make a sale?

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The 5 Most Common Negotiation Tactics and How to Counter Them: AMA Research

By | Posted Apr 6, 2015 | 1 Comment

Don’t be fooled by common negotiation tactics. AMA recently conducted a poll to find out the most common negotiation tactics, and with over 200 responses the final results are in. See how you can protect yourself from the most common tactics and gain a more favorable outcome in your next deal.

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AMA Research: Are Women Held to Higher Standards?

By | Posted Apr 3, 2015 | 1 Comment

What does it take to break through the glass ceiling? In a recent study, AMA dug deeper into the backgrounds of 2014 Fortune 500 CEOs to find out. See what the results had to say about whether women are held to higher standards than their male counterparts.

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How to Get Things Done: An Interview with David Allen

By | Posted Mar 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

What can you do to help get things done on time and on target? David Allen, creator of the “Getting Things Done” system, sat down with AMA to talk about how to get things done. See what you need to know to help make your days more creative, innovative, and productive.

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