How to Spot and Nurture Innovation Talent

In this issue of the American Management Association’s MWorld’s Leader’s Edge Scott D. Anthony provides pointers for executives seeking to identify the hidden innovators within their companies and tips for how to develop the next generation of innovation talent.

The Secret to Stellar Success: Be a Connector

It’s a question most of us have asked ourselves: What makes successful people so, well, successful? It’s tempting to think that those at the top of their fields know something the rest of us mere mortals don’t. But that “special something” you’ve been searching for isn’t an uncanny ability to predict the market’s future, a membership in MENSA, or a secret business formula. … [ Read more ]

The Four Ps of Strategy Creation

In order to remain relevant and effective, businesses need some way to monitor both the execution of their strategic plan and the changing environment in which they do business. With these management tools providing input in real time, organizations can quickly adjust course as circumstances present new opportunities or threats. A simple model made up of “Four Ps” can help companies create this advantage. These … [ Read more ]

Peter Drucker on The Value of Ignorance

Peter Drucker was the most renowned management thinker of the 20th century, but his greatest insights came not from his considerable knowledge, but from his ignorance. In this excerpt from his new book A Class with Drucker, William A. Cohen, a longtime protégé of Drucker, recounts how the “father of modern management” once illustrated to his students the value of ignorance.

The Five Levels of Leadership Agility

Today’s world requires a new breed of agile leaders. Research reveals that leaders develop agility by moving through five hierarchical stages: Expert, Achiever, Catalyst, Cocreator, and Synergist.

American Management Association

In the Information Age, information was a relatively scarce resource that conferred competitive advantages on those who obtained it. In the Knowledge Era, by contrast, information is virtually free. We often feel we’re drowning in the stuff. In theory, the true competitive advantage stems from turning all this information into useful knowledge. It’s a nice theory, as far as it goes. The truth, however, is … [ Read more ]

E-Business in the Year 2000

A summary of an American Management Association (AMA) survey which queried CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and other top executives at 500 AMA member organizations on the impact, challenges and opportunities of E-business as it relates to their organizations.

2001 Corporate Concerns Survey (.pdf)

A one-page summary of research by the American Management Association of the importance of various corporate concerns broken into the following topics:
– Competitive Advantage
– Staffing & Structure
– Technology & Production
– Financial
– Electronic Commerce & Business

The Passionate Organization (.pdf)

The results of an American Management Association survey looking at the level of passion in organizations and its impact on success; survey also looks at various management tools and techniques and their effectiveness as a policy and withing the respondents’ organizations.

2001 AMA Survey: Skills Testing and Psychological Measurement (.pdf)

A two-page summary of research by the American Management Association of workplace testing of basic skills, job skills, and psychological meaurement (2001)

AMA Summary & Stats

A collection of research report summaries from the American Management Association. Sampling of topics: 2000 AMA Survey on Workplace Testing: Basic Skills, Job Skills, Psychological Measurement; Managerial Skills and Competence; E-Business in the Year 2000; Corporate Concerns 2000…