Management 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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Great Managers Are Made Not Born (redux)

June 21, 2020
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In our business culture, we do a peculiar thing. We take people who are extraordinary at their jobs and then give them new jobs for which they have never been trained and in which they have no expertise. That’s crazy. And maybe you suspect that I have […]

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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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Planning in a Pandemic

April 16, 2020
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If you are a business leader, owner or founder, this pandemic has likely left you reeling.

Prior to this change in the world, you likely had a plan. You were growing or pivoting, expanding or diversifying. That plan could feel irrelevant –and it may be.

The world […]

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Team Management While Sheltered in Place

March 20, 2020
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Over the last week we have all begun to change our habits and practices for work. You may be working from home (WFH) for the first time. Even if you’re an old hand at WFH, things may be a bit different now. You may have your spouse […]

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Videos: Talking Strategy and Strategic Planning!

December 16, 2019
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As we near the end of the year, I thought I would share with you a long video conversation about strategy and strategic planning. Francis Wade (my former consulting partner and dear friend) and I took the time to explore our shared approach to strategic planning in a […]

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Great Managers are NOT Born, They’re Made

August 26, 2019
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In business, we regularly promote our best and brightest performers to positions in which they have absolutely no expertise, experience or knowledge. Yes, we do. Not only that, we expect them to perform brilliantly although they have received no instruction, training, practice or correction.

“Nonsense” you say. “People […]

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