Summary of AMA Business Boot Camp

Management and Leadership Fundamentals That Will See You Successfully Through Your Career

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AMA Business Boot Camp book summary
The American Management Association offers expert advice from the mother ship of management.


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When it comes to learning the skills you need to run a business, you are in good hands with the American Management Association (AMA). In this comprehensive manual for corporate managers, editor Edward T. Reilly, president and CEO of the AMA, expertly covers the topics you must know to be an effective leader and manager. This is solid and reliable – though basic – guidance for all businesspeople. getAbstract recommends Reilly’s survey course to anyone, particularly newer managers, seeking up-to-date business management information.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What roles managers play and the skills they need
  • How to delegate to and communicate with team members
  • How to interview job applicants
  • What constitutes effective project management
  • How managers should lead


The Big Questions
Managers must be able to answer two recurring questions to the best of their ability: What are the “time, money and staffing” needs of upcoming projects? Given limited resources, which projects will deliver the biggest returns...
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About the Author

Edward T. Reilly, former president of the McGraw-Hill Broadcasting Company and of Big Flower Holdings Inc., is president and CEO of the American Management Association, International.

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