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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.

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Fuse Strategy And Culture For People-First Leadership

By | Posted Oct 17, 2016

In most cases, you need both the right strategy and a strong culture. However, if you recognize that culture can be a unique way of competing, you will discover that it may in fact be the essence and heart of the strategy.

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The Written Warning: What If An Employee Won’t Sign It?

By | Posted Oct 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Corrective action, in its purest form, is meant to be an alert that performance isn’t meeting company expectations, so the individual can turn things around and get back on track. But what if an employee refuses to sign a written warning?

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Checking In: The Key To Employee Productivity

By | Posted Oct 13, 2016

Watch as Jessica O. Matthews, founder of Uncharted Play, explains how she keeps tabs on everyone’s progress in order to maintain employee productivity: Check in to make sure no one is checked out.

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Lessons Learned: Always Strive For Authenticity In Marketing — And Life

By | Posted Oct 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

Microsoft’s Geoffrey CoIon attended some sessions at Advertising Week with his name badge and affiliation hidden, to see how people would treat him—and demonstrate the need for authenticity in marketing. Here’s what happened.

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How Being A Perfectionist Is Holding You Back

By | Posted Oct 11, 2016

Watch as Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of Indiegogo, explains why she had to drop her perfectionist tendencies to become a great entrepreneur.

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Millennials Working For Boomers: Here’s The Inside Scoop

By | Posted Oct 10, 2016 | 2 Comments

There might be a “generation gap” when it comes to millennials working for Boomers, but there are so many things both cohorts can learn from each other—making the relationship mutually beneficial.

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Got The Sunday Night Blues? Here’s How To Face The Week Ahead.

By | Posted Oct 6, 2016

Here’s how to get yourself in the right frame of mind for facing the week head on. You might not exactly look forward to Mondays, but at least you’ll learn how to put the Sunday Night Blues to work for you

mindful leadership

Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman On Mindful Leadership

By | Posted Oct 5, 2016 | 2 Comments

Everyone wants to feel like they’re doing something they can believe in, says Honest Tea’s Seth Goldman. That’s why mindful leadership is more important than ever.

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Workplace Personality Conflicts: How We Drive Each Other Nuts

By | Posted Oct 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

Are the people you work with and supervise driving you up the wall? These are the four types of colleagues you’ll find in every workplace. And we hate to break it to you, but one of them is probably you.

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Keeping In Touch: Why It’s Vital To Hold On To High-Quality People

By | Posted Sep 30, 2016 | 1 Comment

By keeping in touch with high-quality people and letting them know that they’re genuinely valued and appreciated, you’ll strengthen your relationships and increase your feelings of joy, connectedness, and fulfillment.

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The Bill Gates Reading List: 5 Books He Says Will Make You Smarter

By | Posted Sep 29, 2016

He may be the richest person in the world, but he still cracks the books to stay sharp. Have a look at the ultimate Bill Gates reading list to find out which 5 books he recommends to up your game—and why.

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3 Ways To Know If You’re On A Successful Project Team

By | Posted Sep 28, 2016

If your team doesn’t work well together, it can feel like you’re headed into a viper’s nest every morning. But when you’re a member of a successful project team, you more often than not look forward to coming to work.

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