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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.

Effective Time Management Strategies: Laying the Foundation

By | Posted Sep 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

In their book The Time Trap, authors Alec Mackenzie and Pat Nickerson begin with a reminder that we all have the […]

AMA Quiz: Are You the Right Project Manager for This Project?

By | Posted Sep 15, 2014

There is a huge project coming up and you want to take the lead, but are you the right person […]

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Strategies for Avoiding Multi-Tasking Mayhem

By | Posted Sep 12, 2014 | 1 Comment

Are you noticing that little things are starting to fall through the cracks? Do you find yourself trying to recall […]

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Individual Contributors Get Mentoring Yet Little Coaching

By | Posted Sep 2, 2014

While individual contributors at a majority of organizations are provided mentoring by managers, relatively few employers provide them with coaching […]

Welcome Home! 7 Tips for Successful Repatriation

By | Posted Aug 29, 2014

“Living in this country will change you so profoundly; you will never see your world in the same way.” Such […]

The Power of SELF

By | Posted Aug 22, 2014

What do you do when you’re not sure? Do you freeze, blurt out something, act more confident or controlling, or […]

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5 Tips to Proactively Handle Project Failure

By | Posted Aug 20, 2014

Being in the business of buoying beleaguered projects, there is one B-word I loathe —blame. It is the most frequently […]

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Letters of Clarification: Between Verbal Coaching and Formal Written Warnings

By | Posted Aug 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

As a manager in corporate America, you’ve no doubt been frustrated at times by employees whose problematic job performance or […]

Bosses Said to Lose Temper More with Lower Status Workers

By | Posted Aug 4, 2014 | 1 Comment

Less educated, lower income workers are more likely to say that their boss loses control of his or her emotions […]

Benefits of PMP Certification: 9 Questions to Determine if PMP Certification is Right for You

By | Posted Jul 31, 2014

AMA conducted a survey to research the career benefits of getting the PMP. Here are the results to the question: […]

Attention Graduates: Tips for Avoiding Pitfalls That May Derail Your (Early) Career!

By | Posted Jul 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

“I wish someone had told me  . . .” isn’t the line you want to use to end your first […]

Bottleneck in Your Department? 3 Ways to Get More Out of Your Network

By | Posted Jul 18, 2014 | 2 Comments

If work gets stuck in your department, you need to consider how to leverage your network to get more done. […]

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