Leadership Archives - Amie Devero

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The Autonomy Ladder

May 2, 2022
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While there may be oddball, hyper-controlling bosses out there, most of us don’t want to lead an organization full of people who can’t make decision, solve problems, or initiate action. That’s especially true in high-growth start-ups. If employees need non-stop handholding […]

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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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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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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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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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Go With Your Gut?

June 29, 2021
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My Friend Holly swims at a public pool.  Mothers often bring their 6- or 7-year-old sons into the women’s locker room, where, as you might imagine, women are undressed.  Periodically, as a naked woman turns to walk to the shower, she inadvertently finds herself facing […]

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Being a Beginner

June 14, 2021
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I’ve just begun learning how to play the violin. It is something I’ve wanted to do for most of my life. Even as a child, when my parents decided that all of us children had to learn an instrument, violin was my secret desire. But being […]

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