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Executive Coaching’s Effectiveness Questioned

12/7/2011

Only one-quarter of the companies providing employees with executive coaching find it very effective, according to a national survey of senior managers and executives at 230 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association. And while nearly two-thirds of organizations regard coaching as somewhat effective, 12% consider coaching ineffective.

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Top Management Fails to Back Global Leader Programs

11/15/2011

Lack of senior-level support has emerged as the main obstacle impeding the implementation of global leadership development programs, according to an online survey of almost 400 senior managers and executives. The survey was conducted by AMA Enterprise, a specialized division of American Management Association that offers advisory services and tailored learning programs to organizations.

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James M. Corgel Elected to American Management Association Board of Trustees

11/7/2011

American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, announced today that James M. Corgel, General Manager of Developer Relations at IBM, has been elected to AMA’s Board of Trustees.

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One in Four Companies Fails to Keep High-Potential Employees

10/18/2011

One in four employers is seen as ineffective in retaining high-potential workers, according to a survey of 562 senior managers and executives by AMA Enterprise.

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Some Executives Refuse Coaching Assistance

9/15/2011

As many as one-in-three individuals sometimes refuse the executive coaching their employer offers, according to a survey of senior managers and executives at 230 organizations conducted by AMA Enterprise. Nevertheless, a good two-thirds of employees seldom or never decline the coaching offered reinforcing the popularity of coaching used in the mix of initiatives deployed for leadership development.

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Companies Make Half-Hearted Effort to Spot High Potentials

8/10/2011

More than one-quarter of large organizations make virtually no attempt to identify their high-potential employees, according to a survey of more than 500 senior managers and executives conducted by AMA Enterprise. Moreover, nearly half of employers make an effort considered merely as satisfactory.

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Few Companies Integrate Management Succession with Strategy

7/27/2011

Fewer than one in ten large organizations integrates management development and succession planning with strategic business objectives, according to a survey of 1,098 senior managers and executives by AMA Enterprise.

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Leadership Programs Often Seen as Unfair

6/21/2011

Corporate programs to identify and develop certain employees for future leadership positions are often seen as unfair and political by other workers, according to an online survey of more than 500 senior managers and executives conducted by AMA Enterprise.

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AMA Enterprise Announces New VP, Government Solutions

6/7/2011

American Management Association (AMA), as part of its official launch of AMA Enterprise, announced that Sam Davis will serve as Vice President of Sales for AMA Enterprise Government Solutions, dedicated to providing the learning tools to enable government employees to impact changes in their organizations and to transforming the performance of the organization. He has held various sales and marketing positions at AMA during the last 25 years and has extensive experience with the government marketplace.

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American Management Association Announces AMA Enterprise

5/24/2011

American Management Association (AMA) officially launched AMA Enterprise at the ASTD 2011 International Conference today in Orlando, Florida. The newly rebranded division offers expanded capabilities designed to transform the talent of organizations to achieve business excellence.

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Best Companies Pursue Global Leadership Programs

5/24/2011

High-performing companies are aggressively pursuing global leadership development programs, according to a new study of more than 1,700 organizations in more than 20 industries on six continents by American Management Association (AMA) in collaboration with the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) and Training magazine.

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Management Centre Europe to Open Middle East Office in Abu Dhabi

5/3/2011

Management Centre Europe (MCE), one of the largest providers of strategy implementation and business transformation programs for international companies, announced its intention to open the first regional office in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi. The decision comes as MCE announced 30 percent growth in the first quarter of 2011 in business stemming from the Middle East. The company ventured into the region in 2005.

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Survey Finds Companies at Odds over Succession Planning

3/23/2011

North American companies seem to be at odds when it comes to planning for management succession, according to an online survey of 1,098 senior managers and executives conducted by American Management Association.

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Survey Sees Looming Crisis for Healthcare Leadership

2/16/2011

Many North American health-care organizations are expected to face a leadership succession crisis based on a survey of 117 senior industry executives and managers by American Management Association/Corporate Learning Solutions.

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American Management Association’s Edgewise Podcast Series Surpasses 1 Million Listens

2/1/2011

American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, has surpassed one million “listens” for its popular podcast series Edgewise. The free weekly podcast program features the insights of recognized thought leaders, business executives and authors across a wide range of management and general business topics, and provides perspective to help listeners improve performance, adapt to changing business realities and prosper in a complex and competitive world.

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John Wright Named President and Managing Director of Canadian Management Centre

2/1/2011

Canadian Management Centre, which has been providing outstanding training and professional development since 1963, today announced the appointment of John Wright as President and Managing Director. Mr. Wright succeeds Greg Breen, who retired in December.

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One in Five Companies Unprepared for Leaders’ Sudden Loss

1/19/2011

One in five organizations is utterly unprepared to deal with the sudden loss of its key leaders, according to an online survey of 1,098 senior managers and executives by American Management Association Corporate Learning Solutions. Only 14% were said to be well prepared, while 61% are somewhat prepared.

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American Management Association Selected as a 2011 Top Leadership Training Company by TrainingIndustry.com

1/13/2011

For the second year in a row, American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance based learning solutions, was selected for the “Top 20 Leadership Training Companies” list by TrainingIndustry.com.

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