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9 Things You Should Never Do When Giving a Presentation: AMA Research

By | Posted Jan 22, 2015 | 18 Comments

Do your presentations captivate your audience, or do they leave mostly blank faces? AMA recently conducted a survey on annoying presentation habits, and the results are in.

Top Tips for Keeping Resolutions

By | Posted Jan 8, 2015

Every year, you make a plan to change, and every year, you fail. Does this sound familiar? Making resolutions is the first step, but keeping resolutions is the hart part. Perhaps you need some help in establishing and keeping your resolutions for the year to come. This article is a compilation of resources from AMA that will both help motivate you towards keeping your resolutions, and give you a plan to accomplish your goal.

How to Throw a Great Office Holiday Party

By | Posted Dec 15, 2014

The holidays are the perfect time to say thank you to your employees for all of their hard work and dedication. The best way to do that is by throwing a great office holiday party. Chris Brown offers five tips to ensure that your party is one to remember. See how you can make it fun for everyone, and properly thank your team in an appropriate way.

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Leadership Qualities All Managers Must Have

By | Posted Nov 14, 2014 | 3 Comments

The divide between managers who manage and leaders who lead is gone. In today’s workplace, managers must be effective leaders too. While some managers are great at emphasizing the operational aspect of the job, they lack the leadership skills to bring out their employees’ potential. Jackie Green knows that this disconnect can bring about bad results, and offers her thoughts on what leadership qualities all managers must have.

Stuck in Your Job? Close the 33% Gap Holding You Back

By | Posted Oct 30, 2014

Have you been mired in the same position for what feels like forever? Perhaps you’re not getting the best career advice out there. Most women do not know that they need to have financial acumen skills to be considered for a promotion in their company. You can get ahead by sharpening your business, strategic and financial acumen skills, says Marina Theodotou. In a competitive business world, closing the 33% gap that is made up by these three skills can get keep you ahead of the pack.

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 […]

Let’s Debunk 3 Myths About LEAN

By | Posted Oct 20, 2014

Is your company losing money because of wasted time and effort? Or is it operating below its peak potential because of inefficiency? LEAN production might be the solution to your problem. There are many myths about LEAN, a process improvement methodology, and Marina Theodotou is here to debunk them. See how LEAN can help your organization and why you should seriously consider investing in this efficiency-maximizing process.

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!

Are You Ready to CAPEX?

By | Posted Sep 29, 2014

In the most recent edition of AFP Exchange, the Association for Financial Professionals magazine, John Hintze notes that there is […]

Governance-Risk-Compliance: A 3-in-1 Capability to Survive and Thrive

By | Posted Sep 15, 2014

Today, according to Evermerchant, every 30 seconds over $1.2 million worth of products are sold online globally. The other side […]

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 | 1 Comment

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

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