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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 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.

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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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The Changing Landscape of Performance Assessments: What You Need to Know

By | Posted May 27, 2015

Are you using the best tools to measure employee performance? Recent AMA research has uncovered new findings on reviews and how you can improve your process for the future. See what employees are saying, and what you need to know about the changing landscape of performance assessments.

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3 Assessment Findings to Help You Gauge Performance: AMA Research

By | Posted May 25, 2015

What are the best types of assessments for your employees? How can you best measure your team’s performance? AMA conducted a survey at the ATD 2015 International Conference and Expo to find out the answers to these questions. See how respondents answered, and what you can do to help your team improve their skills.

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Make Business Transformation Management Your Competitive Advantage

By | Posted May 21, 2015

What is your company’s competitive advantage? Having a strong advantage puts you in a position of great power in your industry. See why Satish Subramanian thinks program management can, and needs to be, your organization’s competitive advantage.

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Coaching Effectively Through Technology

By | Posted May 14, 2015

Are you having a tough time deciding whether to coach remotely or through technology? Michael Bungay Stanier gives some helpful tips on how to inspire employees via technology.

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Use Emotional Intelligence to Control Stress

By | Posted May 12, 2015 | 7 Comments

Can you reduce your stress levels at work? According to expert psychologist Daniel Goleman, the answer is yes.

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The Secret to Getting More Great Work Done

By | Posted May 7, 2015

How can you stop doing good work and start doing more great work? You might be focusing on doing the wrong things, and your business is suffering for it. Michael Bungay Stanier explains how to focus on doing more great work, and what that can do for your productivity.

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The Art of Mindfulness at Work

By | Posted May 5, 2015 | 1 Comment

Having a difficult time disciplining your emotions? Miles Overholt and Mark Vickers discuss the importance of mindfulness in leadership development.

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How to Tackle “Killer Stress” in the Workplace

By | Posted Apr 30, 2015

How can you protect yourself from becoming overwhelmed by workplace stress? Some stress provides energy and enthusiasm at work, but more often we are dragged down by the stress that keeps us from our best. Michael Lee Stallard offers three tips to overcome the bad stress and thrive on the good stress.

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Delivering Bad News: How to Give Negative Feedback

By | Posted Apr 29, 2015

Do you dread passing along negative feedback? Michael Bungay Stanier explains the importance of coaching your employees to reach their fullest potential by being honest.

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