Coaching Archives - Amie Devero

Self-Loathing Rock Stars

March 9, 2021
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Creating successful startups is hard. Those who sign-on understand that from the beginning. They are making a bet on the future of this enterprise, and in return for that possibility, they stake their energy, time, and an ongoing commitment to it. In return, they hope […]

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Binary Bias — Video Preview

February 1, 2021
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It’s natural. Humans see the world in binary terms. Good/Evil, Dark/Light, Right/Left.  We are simply hard-wired that way.

That tendency served us as well in caveman days, when we needed to make snap decisions about whether to fight or flee a saber-toothed […]

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Get Focused Faster-Video

December 15, 2020
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Everyone knows that multi-tasking is a disaster. But even if you are wise enough never to try it, you still need to change tasks and shift your focus and context. Some of us are better than others at getting into a deep state of concentration. Here’s […]

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2020 Sucks. Be Grateful Anyway.

November 23, 2020
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It’s the holiday season (or by now, maybe it isn’t). It’s a bit awkward, because for many of us, this year does not feel like one for which we should be mirthful, or most critically, thankful. Still, this is the season for thankfulness for all […]

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Success Does NOT Ensure Wisdom

October 26, 2020
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Consider these phenomena:

Growing start-up technology companies always want to hire individuals who worked in a “unicorn”, a company that gained a billion-dollar valuation.
Book stores have shelves of books on management, business and even personal improvement written by or about those who became wealthy or […]

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What Should We Do About Jesse?

September 14, 2020
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Most of us have heard the well-worn trope that you should hire slowly and fire quickly. Like most categorical rules, this is over-simplistic. Firstly, the last half of the rule is almost never possible because the problem employee is rarely detected quickly.

But the first part […]

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Learn to Love Being Wrong

July 6, 2020
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We spend so much energy trying never to be wrong, but it costs us in learning, growth and relationships. You can get better at dealing with it when you find out you’re wrong. That will give you greater flexibility, more accuracy and more compelling leadership.

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The Lost and Found Art of Conversation

April 16, 2020
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Since the onset of social distancing, some of my habits have changed more than others. Perhaps yours have too. For example, I have been calling my mom every day, sometimes several times a day –and yes, it’s new for me (stop tsk-tsk-ing). We’ve even […]

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