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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.

HR partnerships

Let’s Create Great Partnerships Between HR and Business Leaders

By | Posted Oct 11, 2018

When HR professionals and business leaders have great relationships, the work they can accomplish is amazing. They can create an […]

Project manager

Remaining Positive When Your Project Is Taking a Turn

By | Posted Sep 21, 2018 | 1 Comment

We’ve all faced it. That point in a business-critical project where the outlook seems grim. You planned, you engaged your […]

Define problem

3 Questions to Help You Define Any Management Problem

By | Posted Sep 20, 2018

Executives routinely face vexing challenges and tough decisions—in a business culture that emphasizes action over reflection. But before you jump […]

Being creative at work

Are You Encouraging Employees to Be Creative?

By | Posted Sep 7, 2018 | 1 Comment

People such as artists and innovators have always used “elastic thinking” in the creative process. Now, in an environment that’s […]

Shrink sales cycle

Shrink Your Company’s Sales Cycle with a Few Steps

By | Posted Aug 30, 2018 | 2 Comments

Want to shorten your sales cycle? You need hotter leads. How do you get hotter leads? You need to get […]

Executive coach

Matching an Executive Coach to Your Needs

By | Posted Aug 21, 2018

As a businessperson, have you ever asked yourself, “What exactly is an executive coach?” In this age of economic prosperity, […]

Manager

One Big Mistake Every Manager Must Avoid (It’s About Your Time)

By | Posted Aug 15, 2018

As a manager, your day is likely filled from the moment you walk into the office until you (finally) leave […]

Thinking patterns

How Managers Can Shift Their Thinking and Respond to Change

By | Posted Aug 8, 2018 | 1 Comment

Managers need to alter their thinking patterns and try new things to respond to change. They may be stuck in […]

Women in STEM

Women in STEM: Solving the Problems—and the U.S. Worker Shortage

By | Posted Aug 3, 2018

Two of the most discussed problems in U.S. corporations today are how to get more women involved in science, technology, […]

Manager’s authority

Factors That Determine a Manager’s Level of Authority

By | Posted Jul 20, 2018

Where does a manager’s authority in an organization come from? Officially, it is given to them by the company’s upper […]

Saying no to an employee request

How to Say No to an Employee Request

By | Posted Jul 18, 2018

Every manager will be forced periodically to refuse a request made by an employee. But there are different ways to […]

Experiment and create at work

Developing the Space for Employees to Experiment and Create

By | Posted Jul 10, 2018

Employees who experiment, learn, and put their best skills to use can achieve great results. So how can managers encourage […]

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