Culture Archives - Amie Devero

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Uncertainty Grammar

May 17, 2022
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In Turkish there is a suffix (mis) that turns  a statement uncertain. It’s used to create the “inferential” mood. We don’t have anything like it in English or other Latinate languages, although it does exist in many Baltic languages.  In Estonian it is called the oblique […]

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The Scale-Up Squeeze-Out

April 12, 2022
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There often comes a time in every high-growth start-up when new executive leadership is hired –and sometimes, they replace or displace the stalwart early team members. I’ve heard this phase called “Scale-Up” as distinct from “start-up”.
When a start-up begins, it is […]

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Businessman taking a decision

Are You Playing the Wrong Game?

January 31, 2022
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One of the hardest things to gauge in a new organization is what is expected. At the grandest level, we call this culture. But the broadness of the term “culture” can obscure the insidious ways it messes with us.

Here’s a different cut […]

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Your Great (But Struggling) Employee

September 28, 2021
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What do you do when a great employee can’t seem to handle parts of his job, but flourishes in most of it? Especially if he is am awesome team member.

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Businesspeople discussing

Guest Post!! 4 Types of Consultants. Which is Best For You?

September 19, 2021
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By Amy Collett.

Entrepreneurs are known for wearing many hats, but are you taking on too much? A DIY approach saves money while launching a business, but at some point, running your company as a one-man or one-woman show only stifles its growth.

That […]

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Why Does Getting Feedback Suck?

September 14, 2021
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You may enjoy this short, summary video.
Literature is devoted to how managers should deliver feedback: Creating a context, “feedback sandwiches” (good news, bad news, good news –in that order) and more. But almost nobody considers the other person…the one receiving feedback.

Yet, for every one of […]

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homeworker

Dying to Go To The Office

August 10, 2021
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It seems like every day I read about the employees who are refusing to leave their homes. They so love being with their families and missing the commute that they won’t give up those advantages.

The media is obsessed with that phenomenon. And clearly, it is a […]

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Mayor Mike Nutter on Leadership

June 1, 2021
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He was a 2-term Mayor of Philadelphia, the President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and is now a professor at Columbia University. He was kind enough to have a conversation with me about his experience leading Philadelphia out of a recession and a multi-million […]

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