Culture Archives - Amie Devero

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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April 6, 2021
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Periodically, every one of us starts finding a team-member or friend irksome. But it is more than that. We start seeing them in a different –far more negative — light. Everything they do is wrong. We can’t stop ourselves. Is anyone immune to this phenomenon? If so […]

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Not Another Meeting?!

March 23, 2021
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Are you inundated in meetings. Does your daily schedule consist of going from one Zoom call to another? I regularly ask clients what is on their calendar. Usually, it’s little more than tons of meetings.  There are just a few unclaimed time slots fragmented between them.  That […]

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Do We Really Need to Meet?

March 23, 2021
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Almost everyone I know is inundated in meetings. Is that true of your workday as well? When I ask a client to tell me what is on their calendar, usually, it’s a litany of meetings among unclaimed time slots.

For most founders, start-up leaders and other […]

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Time To Work

February 23, 2021
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When we think about organizations and the teams that comprise them, we typically think in one of two ways. We either consider the specific function of an individual or team, or we think about the management relationships they have.
No time to read? Watch this short video […]

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What Do You Do For Work? Video

February 16, 2021
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We rarely think of the explicit behaviors that we perform to do our work. But they are critically important. Is it writing, talking, coding, planning? They are all different and require different things.

Do your colleagues understand what you do –and do you deeply understand what their work […]

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The Cost of Disengaged Managers

November 9, 2020
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According to Gallup’s most recent poll, approximately 36% of all employees are what you would call very engaged. Very engaged employees are stoked about their work. They are passionate and they take ownership of their results. They are wholly willing to go above and beyond the basic […]

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Relinquish Control?? Scary!!

October 12, 2020
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Most of my clients are founders or leaders of high-growth start-up companies, so I get to see their evolution along that path. Eventually most of them experience a tension. On the one hand they need their teams to take on more responsibility and ownership over projects […]

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