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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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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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Why Mindfulness Is Popular

By | Posted Apr 28, 2015 | 1 Comment

Do you find yourself stressing about the future too much? Miles Overholt and Mark Vickers explain the importance of practing mindfulness in order to stay level-headed in a complex, global economy.

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5 Creative Tips for Onboarding New Project Managers

By | Posted Apr 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

How can you ensure that the future of your company’s projects are in good hands? PMP Ray Houdtzagers offers his advice on how to onboard new project managers. See how you can make sure your business’s key initiatives run smoothly for the foreseeable future.

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The Difference Between Good Work and Great Work

By | Posted Apr 22, 2015

Chances are you are wasting too much time focusing on the wrong kind of work. If you aren’t doing great work, your company can’t grow. What exactly is great work? See what expert Michael Bungay Stanier has to say about what the difference is between bad work, good work, and great work.

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What Does It Take to Become a Competent Manager?

By | Posted Apr 17, 2015

Becoming an effective manager means taking the initiative to develop key skills to increase productivity and build trust with your employees. Glenn Bassett explains the importance of competency within every aspect of a manager’s responsibilites.

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5 Ways to Become a Better Boss

By | Posted Apr 16, 2015 | 4 Comments

Don’t remain stagnant in your managerial growth. If you aren’t willing to learn new tools for being a better boss, how can you expect your team to want to learn? Alan Fox offers five ways to become a better boss, and why it will result in a more engaged and motivated team.

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The 3 Components of Doing Great Work

By | Posted Apr 8, 2015

What does it take to do truly great work? See what tips Box of Crayons founder and senior partner Michael Bungay Stanier has about what it takes to do great work, and how you can incorporate them into your daily life. The results could elevate your performance to new heights.

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The New Rules of Motivation: Unleash Employee Reciprocity

By | Posted Apr 7, 2015 | 2 Comments

Are your best employees looking for new jobs? They could be planning an exit without you even knowing it. Rodd Wagner explains how the social contract between employers and employees has changed, and what new rules you have to follow to get the best out of your team, and keep them on board.

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How to Get Things Done: An Interview with David Allen

By | Posted Mar 30, 2015 | 1 Comment

What can you do to help get things done on time and on target? David Allen, creator of the “Getting Things Done” system, sat down with AMA to talk about how to get things done. See what you need to know to help make your days more creative, innovative, and productive.

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Embrace Uncertainty: Insights from Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 26, 2015

Are you faced with uncertainty in your role? Is your business prepared for the uncertainties that lie ahead in an ever-changing environment? See what Ram Charan, a world-renowned business advisor, has to say about the possibilities and opportunities in times of uncertainty.

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