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New Manager? Be an Archimedes, Not a Sisyphus!

By | Posted Mar 20, 2015

What can you learn from the greatest thinkers in history? As a manager, you can take many lessons from the wisdom of thinkers who revolutionized mankind. Marina Theodotou offers her advice on how to replicate the wisdom of Archimedes, and how you can incorporate his lessons into your management style.

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Turn Uncertainty into Success: An Interview with Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

How do you respond in the face of uncertainty? Do you wait to react or take initiative and make things happen? World-renowned business advisor and author Ram Charan recently sat down in an exclusive interview with AMA to discuss the concept of structural uncertainty in the business world. See what you can do to stay ahead of the curve, and how to be successful in uncertain times.

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New Manager? Your First Task: Managing Yourself

By | Posted Feb 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you a new manager, ready to take on the job but nervous about becoming overwhelmed? Feeling anxious is normal when assuming more responsibility, but it is important to master the basics first. Marina Theodotou explains why your first task as a new manager must be managing yourself. See how you can successfully manage yourself first, and expand those skills to excel at managing others.

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6 Corporate Training Findings You Need to Know: AMA Research

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015 | 5 Comments

What do you need to know about corporate training? At the Training 2015 Conference and Expo, AMA surveyed human resources professionals to find out how they viewed various aspects of training. See how they responded to six crucial corporate training questions, and how you can better leverage training in your organization.

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AMA’s Leaders to Watch in 2015

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015 | 4 Comments

Who are the leaders that can make the most impact in 2015? AMA came up with a list of leaders to watch in 2015. See who could be making the most influential contributions this year.

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Strategy Execution: An Interview with Dan King

By | Posted Feb 5, 2015

What is holding your company back from achieving all of its goals? Even with a stellar plan and top talent, sometimes business do not reach their goals. In a recent, exclusive interview, AMA spoke with Dan King to hear his thoughts on how companies can achieve more through strategic execution. See how you can adopt these principles in your own business, and start accomplishing more of your goals.

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Effective Group Contributions: An Interview with Cass Sunstein

By | Posted Feb 4, 2015

Are the best ideas always the ones that make it to the execution stage? Do some ideas remain unspoken in favor of an authority figure’s desires? Cass Sunstein has written about groupthink and social psychology, and recently sat down with AMA for an exclusive interview. See how he would combat groupthink and inspire effective group contributions, so that everyone’s ideas are heard and considered.

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Building a Successful Team: A Lesson from the NFL

By | Posted Feb 2, 2015 | 1 Comment

What can businesses learn from the NFL? In professional football, many different people must work together towards a singular goal to be successful. Your company can learn from how they function to make your own teams more successful. Bestselling author and broadcaster Gerry Sandusky recently answered some of AMA’s questions in an interview that could help you build your team’s success.

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2014 Award Winning AMACOM Books

By | Posted Jan 27, 2015

In 2014, AMA’s publishing branch, AMACOM books, released many different books for business professionals to improve their personal and professional lives. We are proud to announce that several of these books were nominated for and received awards. This article is a list of the books that won, and are valuable resources that can help you better yourself this year.

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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.

Top Tips for Performance Appraisals

By | Posted Dec 22, 2014

Performance appraisals are an important tool to provide feedback and establish future goals. They are also one of the least enjoyable parts of being a manager. Not many enjoy delivering bad news, but sometimes that is a necessary task. AMA wants to help you conduct the most productive, successful performance appraisals as possible, and this compilation of tools and tips will provide guidance for both those giving and receiving performance feedback. Turn a widely disliked job into a stepping stone towards success.

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