State of Mind Archives - Amie Devero

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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Favorite Things Holiday Edition 2018: Podcasts and Newsletters

December 12, 2018
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Some podcasts and newsletters to spur curiosity, exercise your brain and enjoy time when not working. Holiday and day-off fodder!

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Jump-Start Productivity With This 30 Second Habit

August 24, 2018
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If you are interested in amping-up your personal and professional productivity, increasing your sense of accomplishment, and sleeping more soundly, then there is one simple, 30 second task you can do everyday that will make a difference.

Make your bed.

Before you start explaining all […]

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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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Get Awesome Coaching Without a New Coach!

June 6, 2018
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We revere great coaches in our culture – whether in sports, politics or even business. But we almost never address what conditions allow a coach to thrive — that is, what condition must the person being coached generate in order to successfully gain value from a coach.

Successful […]

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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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No Need for Motivation or Willpower

February 21, 2018
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When we admire people for their productivity, their workout regimen or their figures, we often think that they must either have incredible willpower or tons more discipline than we have.  After all, when we don’t meet our own targets for sales, or diets or organizational growth it […]

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