Leadership Archives - Amie Devero

Group Think Feels Good But Causes Failures

November 3, 2018
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One major pitfall in business is group think. It can easily displace independent thinking and good decision-making. I remember being in a strategy meeting with an executive team. We were doing scenario planning for their AI product. I was a fan of the product, believing it had […]

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Measure What Matters and Motivates

September 11, 2018
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Who should you write up, who should you retain, and who should you groom for promotion? Growing companies eventually discover that they need a way to make more than just black and white distinctions between employees who are doing their job and those who should be fired for […]

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Giving and Receiving (Great Feedback)

September 4, 2018
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Maybe the conversations you’ve had with colleagues, friends and associates haven’t been helping. That’s because hearing critical feedback is hard and uncomfortable. But, if you want to hone your skill and increase your results, it’s fundamental! 

Becoming an improvement-seeking missile means […]

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Some of My Favorite Things To Read and Listen To –Summer 2018

July 20, 2018
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I like to offer these resources every now and then in case you, like me, have an ever restless mind on the prowl for new fodder! Since my last Favorite Things post I have added an interesting array of listening and reading to my inboxes (multiple meaning very […]

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Learning to Love Hearing Criticism

July 12, 2018
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Why is criticism so upsetting? In the workplace — or maybe even in a marriage — we often hear feedback that is, well, critical. Maybe you are part of the very small fraction of people who naturally embrace it and learn from it, but most of us don’t. In […]

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Spotlight on Introverts

June 26, 2018
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Like the world itself, every workplace has a mix of extroverts and introverts – people who are outspoken and vocal and those who don’t speak up, find group activities, impromptu presentations or being in a crowd uncomfortable. Recent research, including the excellent book by Susan Cain on the […]

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Growing a Team of Leaders

May 18, 2018
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Enterprise leaders think about their work in a very unique way.  It isn’t that they are simply thinking about which tasks need to be completed, or who they forget to call. All of us do that to some extent. But there is a specific mindset that informs […]

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Humble Pie for Leaders. Delicious!

April 17, 2018
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Stop Being So Cocky. Leaders Need Humility!
We are all familiar with image of the decisive, bossy and “cocky” leader. It’s an iconic idea that’s so ingrained, that admitting to being wrong or uncertain is a bit taboo. Even sports teams seem to rely […]

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