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Management

New managers need to make the transition to management quickly. For busy managers who need information fast, check out AMA’s collection of sample forms, templates, worksheets, and advice including how to define your new role, create a productive environment, and uncover how best to communicate within your organization.

Enjoyment and self-discipline

This Factor Inspires Self-Discipline

By | Posted Dec 30, 2016

It takes self-discipline to achieve big goals. But what factors fuel a person’s willingness to work hard and stick with […]

Team Building: Turn Up The Pride

By | Posted Dec 29, 2016

In their team building efforts, savvy managers are always on the lookout for examples of quality work from employees. They […]

uncivil workplace behavior

To Cure Uncivil Workplace Behavior, Try A Feedback Loop

By | Posted Dec 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

Don’t underestimate feedback. As Marshall Goldsmith said, “People will do something—including changing their behavior—only if it can be demonstrated that doing so is in their own best interests as defined by their own values.”

The importance of a leader’s attitude

Bringing The Right Leadership Attitude To Work

By | Posted Dec 23, 2016

The leadership attitude and confidence you demonstrate in the office—especially during tough times—have a big effect on your team. Watch here as Jason Ackerman, the co-founder and CEO […]

Building your emotional intelligence

Need To Enhance Your Emotional Intelligence? Check These 6 Competencies

By | Posted Dec 22, 2016 | 3 Comments

Strong and effective relationships are the currency of successful leaders, and emotional intelligence is the cornerstone of those relationships. Emotionally […]

unexpected employee turnover

4 Ways To Avoid Unexpected Employee Turnover

By | Posted Dec 19, 2016

The typical person changes jobs over 11 times in their career. With average tenures in the low single digits, turnover has become part of life. But you have the choice to be proactive. Keep surprises to a minimum, and you won’t be blindsided by unexpected employee turnover.

Effective coaching strategies

Team Leadership Training: Effective Coaching Strategies In The Workplace

By | Posted Dec 15, 2016 | 1 Comment

With effective coaching strategies and team building through leadership, you can help employees reach their full potential. A coach brings the right people […]

managerial success

Balancing Act: The Mixology Of Managerial Success

By | Posted Nov 23, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are you over-led and under-managed? When we praise the value of leadership and begin to denigrate management’s role, we greatly risk failing to act on some obvious, yet powerful, messages.

retaining top talent

Retaining Top Talent: 5 Things Employees Value More Than Money

By | Posted Nov 18, 2016

Even if you have plenty of room in your budget to pay everyone on your team over and above market rates, money isn’t the only thing that keeps people happy and engaged at work.

learn how to be creative

Can You Learn How To Be Creative? Believe It Or Not, Yes.

By | Posted Nov 17, 2016

Watch here as Sarah Prevette, founder of Future Design School, explains why teaching creativity is as important as literacy and numeracy in schools.

mental toughness

How Do You Build Mental Toughness? Think Like A Navy SEAL!

By | Posted Nov 15, 2016

OK, so maybe you won’t be able to pull off any of their daring feats, but you can still learn from Navy SEALs how to up your own mental toughness and resilience game.

difficult conversations

Awareness And Intention: Critical Skills For Difficult Conversations

By | Posted Nov 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Leaders often avoid difficult conversations because they either don’t have the skills, or they fear all the emotions that may arise. The key is setting a conscious intention to guide the dialogue.

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