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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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New Manager? Be an Archimedes, Not a Sisyphus!

By | Posted Mar 20, 2015

What can you learn from the greatest thinkers in history? As a manager, you can take many lessons from the wisdom of thinkers who revolutionized mankind. Marina Theodotou offers her advice on how to replicate the wisdom of Archimedes, and how you can incorporate his lessons into your management style.

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Combat Demotivators in the Workplace

By | Posted Mar 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is everyone in your team performing at their highest level? If they aren’t, they are likely being influenced by demotivators in the workplace. Emotional Intelligence expert Daniel Goleman offers his advice on how to combat demotivators in the workplace and keep your team engaged and productive.

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Turn Uncertainty into Success: An Interview with Ram Charan

By | Posted Mar 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

How do you respond in the face of uncertainty? Do you wait to react or take initiative and make things happen? World-renowned business advisor and author Ram Charan recently sat down in an exclusive interview with AMA to discuss the concept of structural uncertainty in the business world. See what you can do to stay ahead of the curve, and how to be successful in uncertain times.

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The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 3

By | Posted Mar 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you having problems keeping your team engaged? There are many factors that can cause an employee to mentally check out, and it is up to you to keep everyone on the same page. Michael Lee Stallard offers his advice on the importance of giving your team a voice in the final part of this three-part series. It may be the secret weapon you need to combat employee engagement woes.

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Are Stay Interviews Here to Stay?

By | Posted Mar 4, 2015 | 4 Comments

Are your top performers happy in their role at your company, or do they already have one foot out the door?

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AT3™: Assess, Develop, Improve.

By | Posted Mar 3, 2015

Do you want to know if your performance is up to par? How about if your employees are lagging in their professional growth? The new, complimentary AT3TM assessment is the resource you need to gauge your talent and skills across 37 core competencies. See where your Professional Effectiveness, Leadership, and Business Acumen skills may need improvement.

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7 Practical Tips to Avoid Project Failure

By | Posted Feb 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

How often are your projects successful? According to a recent Project Management Institute study, chances are they fail too often. When a project fails, a huge associated cost comes with it, and this can result in a significant budget hit, loss of employee morale, or worse. Project manager Ray Houdtzagers has been through this before, and offers seven practical tips to help you avoid project failure.

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New Manager? Your First Task: Managing Yourself

By | Posted Feb 25, 2015 | 1 Comment

Are you a new manager, ready to take on the job but nervous about becoming overwhelmed? Feeling anxious is normal when assuming more responsibility, but it is important to master the basics first. Marina Theodotou explains why your first task as a new manager must be managing yourself. See how you can successfully manage yourself first, and expand those skills to excel at managing others.

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6 Corporate Training Findings You Need to Know: AMA Research

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015 | 5 Comments

What do you need to know about corporate training? At the Training 2015 Conference and Expo, AMA surveyed human resources professionals to find out how they viewed various aspects of training. See how they responded to six crucial corporate training questions, and how you can better leverage training in your organization.

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Executive Coaching: How Do You “Coach to Normal”?

By | Posted Feb 19, 2015 | 1 Comment

Is there someone in your office that consistently makes inappropriate remarks or publicly shames other employees? Do you deal with them right away? How about if they are an executive? Executives can exhibit bad behavior, but often their actions are dismissed and no action takes place. Paul Falcone offers his advice on how to best coach your executives to improve their behavior and be held accountable.

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Working with the Boss: 6 Questions for Better Effectiveness with Your Manager

By | Posted Feb 18, 2015 | 2 Comments

Do you get along with your boss, or do you find yourself constantly butting heads? If you and your manager are on the same page, your effectiveness will be reflected in your work. John Ballard knows that a great relationship between boss and employee will result in better results. See the six questions to ask yourself about your boss that can help determine what your relationship is with them.

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The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 1

By | Posted Feb 17, 2015

Even if your team is supremely talented, if they are not motivated their work will suffer. What are the keys to keeping your employee engagement levels high? Michael Lee Stallard has some ideas that can help you create a team of inspired workers. See what the secret weapon is to combat employee engagement problems and motivate your team to put their best foot forward.

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