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Make Succession Strategy a Priority

Does your company have a succession strategy? Many decision makers fail to recognize the value or importance of a succession plan. Chia-Li Chien details why that is a dangerous proposition with a personal account of a business that faced the consequences of operating without a plan. Learn how to keep your management in the loop for a more motivated workforce and a more transparent operation.

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How to Identify a Motivated Leader

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Are the right people leading your company? There are many different leadership styles, but the one thing you should be certain to find in your leaders is that they are motivated. If the people at the top are motivated, they will be better motivators for the rest of the organization. Daniel Goleman offers insights on why motivated leaders are so effective and how you can spot the difference from a leader who is motivated and one who is not. The signs may be subtle, but the impact it could have on your company is profound.

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AMA Annual Innovation Award Winner Kathy Fossetta

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!

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The Role of Social Media in the HR Recruitment Process

The Role of Social Media in the HR Recruitment Process Does your company have a LinkedIn profile? How about a Twitter or Facebook page? If not, you are not fully utilizing the growing resource that social media provides both employers and employees. The number of businesses using social media to recruit potential employees is growing, and workers are adapting to the new technology in their job searches. Megan Ritter explains how human resource departments are using social media to attract potential employment candidates and how the job market is changing because of it.

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Motivating Employees: 6 Questions To Improve Performance

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Are your employees motivated enough? Whether they are or not, it is important to find out how to motivate your team to keep spirits up and productivity at a high level. John Ballard offers some advice on how to keep your employees motivated using the expectancy theory developed by Victor Vroom. Here are some questions you should ask yourself to improve performance and productivity for the future.

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Sample Creativity and Innovation Phrases for Performance Appraisal

This is the fourth in a series of five AMA Playbook blogs that will help you redefine your company’s expectations […]

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7 Critical Project Management Lessons from Locke: Managing a Project in Crisis

Rarely can you take real-world lessons from what you see on the big screen. The small-budget British film Locke, however, is a powerful exception to the rule. This movie offers several examples of how to manage a project when you are in a high pressure situation. Ray Houdtzagers takes a look at the film and presents his takeaways so that you can be more effective when managing a project under duress.

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