Heuristics Archives - Amie Devero

Fault-Finding-Leaders

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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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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Is That Any Way to Speak to Me?

March 3, 2021
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You are likely a kind and considerate person. You take care to speak to people respectfully and with courtesy and compassion.
But, how do you speak to you?
Many of my clients –founders and leaders– are plagued by self-doubt. It come out loud and clear […]

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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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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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Don’t Fail Before the Fact

January 20, 2021
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In my last blog post and video, I suggested a novel way of planning for this next year. The basic idea of future-based goals-setting is to cast yourself (in your imagination) out into the future and look back at the year that has passed. This makes […]

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Getting Focused Faster

December 22, 2020
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If you’re interested in productivity, then you’ve probably heard the term context shifting. It is much-used in the workplace productivity universe. Context shifting is the process of shifting your attention from one task to another. It emerged most strongly as applied to the rise in […]

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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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