Communication Archives - Amie Devero

First, Ask Why

July 31, 2020
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When I was serious about triathlons, I learned a term from my running coach: Junk Miles. Junk miles are runs that have no purpose. They wear on your body and don’t have any training purpose. The point is – every time you […]

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The Defense Against Uncertainty

July 20, 2020
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We can’t assume that anything we believe now will still be true in a month.
But we can craft an oasis of reliability within our own control.

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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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Trust and Safety

June 8, 2020
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Over the last two weeks the world has spoken, emphatically protesting the lack of safety that black people experience with police. While the events that prompted world-wide protests have taken place in the public sphere of life and not within organizations (other than police departments), feeling safe […]

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Developing Your Team from Afar

May 26, 2020
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When we work virtually, we lose some obvious touch-points of organizational life.  Many of those practical challenges have been well-explored. For example, almost every organization has learned to replicate meetings, measure productivity and output, and even to replace social gathering like happy hours and all-hands […]

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The Leader’s Empathy Challenge

April 26, 2020
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We often expect others to be just like us. It’s a weirdly human phenomenon that we all think others feel the way we do. So, for example, you may feel that most people have similar opinions to you or draw the same conclusions from social cues as […]

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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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Reminder for Leaders During Pandemic

April 13, 2020
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Leaders are trying to meet the demands of the uncertainty wrought by Covid19. But, along with your management, your team needs much more from you. They need your heart and your expansive empathy. How can you demonstrate that and help them as they navigate these very scary water […]

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