cant build a reputation on what you are going
-- Henry Ford
AMAS 2004 Corporate Wellness Benefits
PROTECT YOURSELF FROM WORKPLACE ENERGY VAMPIRES
These vampires arent after your
blood; their goal is to drain you of your enthusiasm
and productivity. Judith Orloff, M.D., describes the
various workplace energy vampires, along with tips on
how to escape their bites. Here are two examples:
"The Sob Sister. Shes the whiny co-worker
with the poor me attitude whos more
interested in complaining than in finding solutions
to her problems.
How to protect yourself: Limit the time you spend
listening to her complaints. Say, Im sorry,
I can only talk for a few minutes today. Then
go on with your work.
The Drama Queen. This vampire constantly
turns small incidents into off-the chart dramas.
How to protect yourself: Take a few deep breaths.
Say, Im sorry for all your mishaps, but
work comes first. You must be here on time to keep your
here to learn about other workplace energy vampires...and
what to do about them.
OLYMPIC TEAMWORK LESSONS
Whether on the playing field or in the board room, any
team success is based on certain universal elements.
In the wake of the dazzling gold medal-winning performances
of the U.S. womens teams at the 2004 Athens Olympics,
we asked sports professionals to share their opinions
on what it takes to have a winning team:
- Common goals are clearly defined
- All team members focus their efforts on achieving
- Leaders and team members communicate and collaborate
- Veteran players share their knowledge and experience
by mentoring younger members
- The team becomes stronger through bonds built over
here for more.
LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE
COMING TO CHICAGO AND SAN FRANCISCO
October 22, 2004,
Chicago. Join Apprentice winner Bill Rancic,
recent firees and AMA seminar leaders and executives
for a frank discussion, an audience Q&A session
and an Apprentice-style competition with
*December 3, 2004, San Francisco.
Join Apprentice participants, recently fired
contestants and AMA seminar leaders and executives.
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HOW TO BE YOUR OWN COACH
If you dont have access to a personal career coach,
be your own coach--ask yourself the same questions a
professional would ask you. Heres how to begin,
say executive coaches Scott Blanchard and Madeline Homan:
1. How do you see yourself?
2. How do others see you?
3. How do you want to be seen?
After you answer those three questions, youll
be prepared to answer this one:
4. What strategies can I employ to make me more effective
Think about the types of support youll need to
achieve your prime objective. And most importantly,
be flexible enough to try new approaches.
here for more coaching advice.
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AMA MEMBER CHALLENGE
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to work by taking the AMA Member Challenge. Each month
we award a FREE AMA seminar to one winner chosen at
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Simply answer the questions online and complete the
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LATEST RESEARCH RESULTSPOLITICAL DISCUSSIONS
IN THE WORKPLACE
Whats the current political climate in your organization?
Do you feel comfortable sharing your political views?
Is your company postponing any key decisions until after
the November Presidential election? Find out what professionals
in your industry and others are saying about the state
of political discussions in todays workplace.
here for complete survey results.
YOU CANT BUILD A BRAND WITHOUT
YOUR MEMBER PROFILE
Disney and many other top companies understand that
complex metrics strategies can only take a brand so
far--the heart and soul of a brand are directly tied
to employees. Here are some ways to help get your employees
on the brand bandwagon:
- Articulate a clear brand strategy, including short-and
long-term goals, and communicate it from the top down,
throughout the entire organization.
- Keep an open door and open mind. Employees should
share in the development of the brands vision
and strategies. An employee survey is an effective place
- Help employees build their own futures. This will
help them understand the present and future value of
here for more.
-Top marketing executives from
IBM, Cigna, UPS, H&R Block and other leading firms
share branding strategies and tactics. November 16-17-Chicago.
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12th Annual Administrative
Professionals Conference . Keynoters, concurrents,
networking opportunities and more.
October 17-20, 2004-Las Vegas
Top marketing executives from IBM, Cigna, UPS, H&R
Block and other leading firms share branding strategies
for Presidents and CEOs.
One-on-one coaching is just one of the valuable aspects
of this week-long session. Attendance limited to 20
current presidents or CEOs. Members save $500.
November 15-19, Naples, Florida
December 13-17, New York City
BOOK OF THE MONTH: FRONT DESK SECURITY
AND SAFETY (AMACOM 2004)
This is a must-read at a time when security has become
one of the most crucial workplace concerns. Subtitled
An On-the-Job Guide to Handling Emergencies, Threats
and Unexpected Situations, Betty A. Kildows
new book is a comprehensive manual designed to ensure
that-whether in a high-rise or at street-level-effective,
best practice procedures are in place to ensure the
safety of employees and clients.
to read How Prepared Is Your Company If a Disaster
Strikes? 10 Questions to Identify Potential Hazards
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