Blog@AmieDevero.com

Your Feelings Don’t Matter

June 5, 2016
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Many years ago when I was a personal trainer I discovered the reason that personal training works for clients, even if, like me, the trainer is singularly poor at the job.  Those that hired me (and a great many did) really were not interested in my masters degree […]

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Mastering Moments of Truth

May 31, 2016
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Think of the last noticeable interaction you had with a business? Was it pleasant? The odds are high that the moment you will recall was not pleasant.  It’s a safe bet that the one you first recall was not a positive experience. As business leaders, we must […]

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Your Future Self is Asking “What the Heck?”

May 22, 2016
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Whenever I speak to my friends who have gotten tattoos, I am struck by their level of certainty that later, in the future, they will not regret the decision. For myself, I feel certain that I am not equipped to predict what taste my future self will have […]

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Great Managers are Made Not Born

May 16, 2016
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In business, we regularly promote our best and brightest performers to positions in which they have absolutely no expertise, experience or knowledge, and expect them to perform despite a total dearth of instruction, training, practice or correction.

“Nonsense” you say. “People rise based on their track records.”

Yes […]

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Making Working from Home REALLY WORK!

May 9, 2016
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The notion of working from home seems so awesome. No need to dress up. Work with the cat on your lap. Never search for a parking spot. No commute and therefore no sitting in traffic. Plus, no annoying colleagues to stop by and interrupt you. Yet, for […]

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Time Management Insights That Change Everything!

May 3, 2016
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While working with a current executive coaching client, she explained that she was completely overwhelmed by trying to remember all the things she needed to do. She was failing at it and felt overwhelmed and like she was going crazy. It reminded of the participants in a three […]

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Looking at it in a different way

April 27, 2016
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One of the most important services that I provide to my performance coaching clients is “reframing”. Reframing is a very interesting and scientifically validated approach to altering our emotions about something. It essentially takes a specific set of facts and places them inside of a different “story”. One […]

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To Coach or to Manage? That is the Question!

April 21, 2016
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More and more frequently, executives and managers are being charged with coaching their teams. But within organizations, there is typically little support provided to help with preparing managers for this role. Instead, managers find themselves offering coaching out of context, or confusing management with coaching, or just feeling […]

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