Management Archives - Amie Devero

Great Managers are NOT Born, They’re Made

August 26, 2019
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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. Yes, we do. Not only that, we expect them to perform brilliantly although they have received no instruction, training, practice or correction.

“Nonsense” you say. “People […]

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Having Useful Conversations

July 24, 2019
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We all find our identities in various communities, whether friends, family, colleagues, or allies. In those communities we speak to people who largely echo our views, both about the world and about our own decisions and conclusions. Experiencing agreement and reciprocal emotional support makes us feel good about […]

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Indecision and Fear

July 15, 2019
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Most of us have experienced a moment when we needed to make a decision, but instead, just gave in and went with the flow.  Or, instead of giving in we did nothing. For example, a client of mine allowed a salesperson to stay for an entire year […]

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Personal Power Run Amok

June 18, 2019
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For most of my life, through my late twenties, I was dancer. When I was about 14 I recall being in a dance class in which the teacher—she was my idol—asked us all to do a barrel turn. I had never done that jump and was […]

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Grow Leaders Not Order-Takers

February 26, 2019
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As the leader of a fast growing team, you have to think about building the next crop of leaders. Plus, you simply can’t do it all!

Ah yes, DELEGATION.

You KNOW you shouldn’t micromanage. But, letting go feels SO risky!

In this short video […]

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Video-Use Your Time to Fulfill Your 2019 Goals

January 29, 2019
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In this third video in the series, we start to tackle how you can powerfully bridge from your 2019 vision to your daily activities. Some important basics like who should be in charge of your minutes, hours and days! This video will give you the beginning of a […]

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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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