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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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How Can You Build Your Emotional Intelligence?

By | Posted Jul 24, 2015 | 2 Comments

Are you failing to motivate your team and connect with what drives them? An emotionally intelligent leader excels at cutting to the core of their employees’ problems and motivating factors. Daniel Goleman recently discussed how you can build your emotional intelligence and become more empathetic.

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How to Manage Remote Teams

By | Posted Jul 20, 2015

Are you leading your remote team to success? Katy Tynan, an expert on the changing work place, explains how using the most up-to-date tools can lead to increased communication and more goals accomplished.

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Four Steps for Making the Difficult Decisions

By | Posted Jul 15, 2015 | 2 Comments

Do you have problems making important and difficult decisions in your role? Managers are responsible for making tough calls and leading the team in the right direction. Soren Eilertsen offers four steps that can help you make the tough decisions, so you can lead your organization to excellence.

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Tips for Managing a Hybrid Team

By | Posted Jul 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you equipped to manage a team of both employees and contractors? Katy Tynan, an expert on the changing workplace, gives tips on how to enhance communication with your hybrid team.

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Frontline Managers: The Critical Link Between Good and Great Companies

By | Posted Jun 29, 2015

Who is the linchpin to success in your organization? Chances are, they are being undervalued and underappreciated. Renee Robertson explains why you should invest more time and money in developing your frontline managers, and how that could help your business grow.

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The Work-Life Equation: Solving the Sad Office

By | Posted Jun 23, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are people in your office happy with their work lives? A lack of employee morale can lead to huge profit losses, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that your team is satisfied with their roles and responsibilities. Bill Maw introduces the work-life equation to help you gauge employee happiness.

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Improve Your Performance Management and Employee Evaluation Processes

By | Posted Jun 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

What can you do to help inspire your team to improving their overall performance? As a manager, it is your job to bring out the best in your employees. Monica O’Reilly explains the importance of performance management, and how to improve your processes to reach your employees’ true potential.

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AMA Research: How Loyal Are Employees?

By | Posted Jun 18, 2015

How likely is it that your best employees are planning on sticking around? According to AMA research, the results may surprise you. See what over 1,200 executives and managers said about their levels of employee loyalty, and why you should be on high alert.

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Take a Summer Vacation This Year

By | Posted Jun 17, 2015 | 2 Comments

How can you stay motivated and re-charge for the year? Perhaps it’s time you took a break and went on a vacation. Jeff Wolf explains how a summer vacation can help you stay focused, energized, and ready to tackle the toughest tasks you’ll face this year.

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How to Achieve A Real Work-Life Balance

By | Posted Jun 16, 2015

Can you accomplish the ideal work-life balance? Does it even exist? See what talent, leadership, and culture expert John Mattone has to say about the possibility of achieving a work-life balance in an interview with AMA.

hiring decisions

How Managers Can Make Better Hiring Decisions

By | Posted Jun 15, 2015 | 4 Comments

Do you want to hire the right people for your company? Global leadership development experts Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins reveal the common mistakes managers make when selecting new hires.

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How Does a Manager Avoid Employee Animosity?

By | Posted Jun 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

Learn how to be an effective manager by avoiding conflict and building confidence. Glenn Bassett describes the importance of fully committing to the team and its objectives.

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