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Firms Seek to Improve Selection of Future Leaders

NEW YORK

12/11/2013

More companies are seeking to improve the way they select future leaders for development, according to a survey of executives, managers, and employees from more than 450 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association.

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Dodging Duties Hurts the Bottom Line, Not Just Morale

NEW YORK

11/21/2013

Avoiding responsibilities hurts overall organization performance, not just the goodwill of coworkers, according to a survey by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association. The survey probed the organizational impact of a widespread "pass-the-buck" culture.

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Tactics to Motivate Employees Discussed at AMA Government Conference; Stewart Liff provided insights on engaging and motivating employees at event

ARLINGTON, VA

11/18/2013

Stewart Liff, renowned government human resource and performance management expert, author and AMA Enterprise facilitator, provided insights on engaging and motivating employees at a recent AMA Enterprise Government Solutions briefing for government HR and Training and Development professionals in Arlington, VA.

The conference, titled, ‘Engaging and Motivating Government Employees,’ drew an audience of dedicated federal, military, state, and local HR and Training and Development professionals. The event was focused on providing attendees with effective, real world strategies for increasing employee engagement.

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McAfee Joins AMA Enterprise

SEATTLE

11/11/2013

Seattle resident Scott McAfee, 41, has joined AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, as Regional Director for the Northwest U.S.

Prior to AMA Enterprise, McAfee was sales director for LearnLive Technologies, a unit of Thomson Reuters. He also held top positions with Corporate Express and Cenveo.

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Tenfelder Joins AMA Enterprise

Chicago

11/4/2013

 Chicago resident John Tenfelder, 44, has joined AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, as Regional Director for the Midwest in the U.S.

Prior to AMA Enterprise, Tenfelder was a Senior Account Executive with Accenture’s Talent and Organization practice.  He has also held senior positions with SkillSoft, Slalom Consulting, and ESI International.

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Rudi Plettinx Appointed Managing Director of Management Centre Europe

Brussels

10/31/2013

American Management Association International (AMA) announces the appointment of Rudi Plettinx as Managing Director of Management Centre Europe (MCE), AMA’s European headquarters based in Brussels, Belgium.

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Watson Joins AMA Enterprise

BOULDER

10/29/2013

Boulder, CO, resident Greg Watson has joined AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, as Regional Director for the Central U.S.

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Many Companies Avoid Term "High Potentials"

New York

10/29/2013

Many companies avoid using the term “high potentials” for individuals selected for career development and advancement opportunities, according to a survey of more than 450 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association.

“Just one-quarter of companies now employ the term, but as many as 42% won’t use ‘high potentials,’ and certainly not in communications with employees,” said Sandi Edwards, Senior Vice President of AMA Enterprise, which provides organizations with assessment, measurement and tailored learning solutions. “What's more, another 18% say they’re sensitive to the overtones but haven’t found a better term.”

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Some Job Functions Have to Catch Up with "Big Data"

10/23/2013

Human Resources and sales are seen as lagging in analytical skills when compared with other organization functions, according to a study sponsored by American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions.

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Organization Culture, Lack of Resources Impede "Big Data"

10/3/2013

Lack of resources and corporate culture are the biggest impediments to an organization’s ability to leverage ‘Big Data,’ according to a survey funded sponsored by American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions.

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AMA Enterprise Offers Complimentary Government Briefing October 30—Stewart Liff to provide insights on engaging and motivating employees

ARLINGTON, VA

9/23/2013

The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has announced that Stewart Liff will be speaking at its October 30 complimentary government briefing. This briefing, for government HR and Training and Development professionals, will focus on engaging and motivating government employees.

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Johnson Joins AMA Enterprise

CHARLOTTE

9/17/2013

Charlotte resident Betty Johnson has joined AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, as Regional Director for the Southeast U.S. 

Johnson‘s prior position was SVP with Roger Schwarz & Associates, Previously, she has held senior posts with Root Learning and Omega Performance Corporation.

In her new position Johnson will direct the delivery of enterprise learning solutions to organizations headquartered in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

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High Potential Programs Are More Impartial

New York

9/17/2013

NEW YORK, September 17, 2013—Companies are seeking to make the selection process for high-potential career development programs more transparent and impartial, according to a survey of more than 450 organizations by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association International.

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Fear of Failure Prompts Workers to Shirk Responsibility

New York

9/5/2013

NEW YORK, September 5, 2013—Fear of failure or making a mistake often causes employees to avoid taking responsibility for their actions, according to a survey by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association International. This anxiety was found to be the single largest contributor to risk aversion and lack of accountability in the workplace.

Executives, managers and employees from more than 500 U.S. companies participated in the survey.

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Millennials Have Least Analytical Acumen, Gen Xers the Highest in Today’s Workforce, New Survey Suggests

8/28/2013

Nearly one in five Millennials (19%) are perceived to be lacking analytical skills when compared with other generations in the workplace, according to a study sponsored by American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions.

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AMA Now offering GSA-Approved Lease Acquisition Training (LAT) Course: Course Available Through AMA's MOBIS Federal Supply Schedule Contract #GS-02F-0092R

ARLINGTON, VA

8/15/2013

The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has announced that they are now offering a GSA-approved Lease Acquisition Training (LAT) Course to help Real Property Leasing Specialists and Leasing Contracting Officers satisfy one of the requirements for the GSA Real Property Leasing warrants for the Public Building Service (PBS) leasing program.

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Survey: Midlevel Managers Pressed to Learn "Big Data" Skills

New York

7/22/2013

With Big Data becoming increasingly critical for sound decision making, midlevel managers will be under pressure to build their analytical skills, according to a study sponsored by American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions.

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Global Survey: "Leader" Now Defined More Broadly

New York

7/15/2013

More than half of global companies increasingly define leaders not by their position on the organization chart but by their influence and performance, according to a survey of nearly 1,200 senior business and human resource executives from more than 40 countries by American Management Association.

Fifty-three percent of the respondents now consider individuals to be leaders not according to their authority but their impact. According to another 14%, a leader is “anyone, whether they manage others or not, who is a top-performer in his or her specific role.”

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Many Employees Seen Trying to "Pass the Buck"

New York

6/27/2013

Many workers today appear risk-averse and seek to pass the buck, according to a survey by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association. On average, one-quarter of workers seem to avoid responsibility on the job. 

AMA Enterprise, which provides organizations with assessment, measurement, and tailored learning solutions, surveyed executives, managers, and employees from more than 500 U.S. companies to probe the issue of employee accountability. 

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Demand for Analytical Skills to Grow Sharply Over Next Five Years, According to New American Management Association Study

NEW YORK

6/17/2013

With the increasing significance of “Big Data” for business today, the demand for analytical skills training is expected to grow sharply over the next five years, according to a study by American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions.

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American Management Association Announces New Analytical Skills Training Portfolio

NEW YORK

5/20/2013

American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, has announced a new portfolio of Analytical Skills seminars. The programs will help individual employees, HR and corporate management convert the volume, variety, and velocity of “Big Data” into meaningful insights through fact-based analytics and decision making.

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Key Trends Found in Global Leadership Development

5/16/2013

NEW YORK, May 16, 2013—Companies now think more broadly about global leadership development and have higher expectations for such programs. These trends were identified by a new survey of nearly 1,200 senior business and human resource executives from more than 40 countries by American Management Association.

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Learn About Critical Thinking Skills for Government at ASTD Session May 21: Dr. Haywood Spangler to Provide Insights for Government Professionals

ARLINGTON, VA

5/14/2013

May 14, 2013 – The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has announced that Dr. Haywood Spangler will be speaking at ASTD 2013 in Dallas, TX, on May 21. This session (Session T21GOV), will be held in the Government Pavilion from 1:00–2:00pm and will focus on enhancing government leaders’ critical thinking skills.

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Survey Finds No Such Thing as “Optimal Turnover”

4/22/2013

NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 – A survey of nearly 1,000 U.S. companies has found little agreement on what companies consider optimal annual turnover among their workforce. In fact, many managers may not even be sure of their turnover since only 42% have a formal process to determine it, according to the survey conducted by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association.

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"Must-Have" Skills for Government Professionals Detailed at AMA Government Conference

ARLINGTON, VA

4/18/2013

April 18, 2013 – Dr. Haywood Spangler, co-developer of AMA Enterprise’s Critical Thinking for Government seminar, discussed techniques for developing critical thinking skills at an AMA Enterprise Government Solutions briefing for government HR and Training and Development professionals yesterday.

The conference, titled ‘Sharpening the Critical Thinking Skills of Government Leaders,’ drew Federal, military, and some state and local HR and Training and Development professionals, and focused on providing attendees with the tools they need to develop the critical thinking skills necessary to tackle the unique challenges facing government today.

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American Management Association Teams With Biogen Idec To Create Life Skills Workshops For People Living With Hemophilia

New York

4/17/2013

• Programs provide practical life skills tools to help people with inherited bleeding disorders live life on their own terms
• World Hemophilia Day is April 17


NEW YORK, April 17, 2013 – AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association, has teamed with Biogen Idec, a global research-based biotechnology company, to develop a series of workshops designed to enrich the lives of people living with bleeding disorders. The program consists of four workshops developed based on input from members of the hemophilia community. The workshops bring together lessons from respected authors, universities as well as community and business leaders to address core life skills.

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Employers Unfazed by Workers’ Intent to Quit

3/21/2013

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013—U.S. employers seem unfazed by workers’ intentions to seek a new position, according to a survey of nearly 1,000 companies by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association. Sixty-nine percent of respondents see nothing new in employees keeping an eye out for new opportunities. But one-quarter concede that turnover is a growing workplace issue and expect many employees to move on to a new job as soon as they can.

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AMA Enterprise Offers Complimentary Government Briefing April 17

Dr. Haywood Spangler to provide insights on Critical Thinking at event

2/25/2013

ARLINGTON, VA – February 25, 2013 – The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has announced that Dr. Haywood Spangler will be speaking at their April 17 complimentary government briefing. This briefing, for government HR and Training and Development professionals, will focus on enhancing government leaders’ critical thinking skills.

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Mercer and American Management Association to Offer Workforce Analytics and Planning Workshop Series

2/20/2013

Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments, and American Management Association (AMA), a world leader in professional development and performance-based learning solutions, have agreed to offer Mercer’s Workforce Analytics and Planning Workshop series to AMA’s members and customers.

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Most Employers Are Worried About Bench Strength

2/11/2013

Two-thirds of U.S. employers are concerned about gaps in their organization’s management ranks, according to a survey of nearly 1,000 companies by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association.

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Survey: Simply Doing a “Good Job” Is Not Enough in Today’s Rapidly Changing Workplace

2/4/2013

Edward T. Reilly, President and CEO of American Management Association (AMA), announced the results of a new survey conducted by the organization showing that U.S. executives are looking for workers with more critical skills. The ability to think critically, solve problems, innovate, and collaborate are highly valued at every level within the organization.  Moreover, three out of four managers and executives surveyed say these skills will become ever more important in the fast-paced, competitive global economy.

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AMA Business Boot Camp

1/31/2013

In a global marketplace with fast-changing players and an economy still struggling to rebound from recession, the business community is facing unprecedented challenges. More than ever, every manager—whether fresh out of business school, recently promoted from the ranks of individual contributors, or with years of on-the-job experience—needs a firm foundation in the core principles and processes of effective, efficient management and leadership.

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Many Firms Expect Rising Employee Turnover

1/17/2013

One in three employers expect turnover to rise at their organization in 2013, according to a survey by AMA Enterprise, a division of American Management Association.

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