Management Archives - Page 5 of 8 - Amie Devero

Get Your Team in Shape!

June 20, 2016
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Creating high-performing teams is incredibly important. After all, who among us has been spared the drudgery of being on a terrible team where we felt our time was wasted, our opinions were not valued and the quality of the work was shamefully inadequate? Nowadays, most of us […]

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When Incompetence and Over-Confidence Co-Exist!

June 13, 2016
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Considering that each of us has just an infinitesimally small fraction of knowledge when compared to all there is to know, it’s a wonder that anyone believes they are expert at anything. And for most intelligent people, the daunting reality of how much remains unknown keeps us […]

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Your Feelings Don’t Matter

June 5, 2016
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Many years ago when I was a personal trainer I discovered the reason that personal training works for clients, even if, like me, the trainer is singularly poor at the job.  Those that hired me (and a great many did) really were not interested in my masters degree […]

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Mastering Moments of Truth

May 31, 2016
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Think of the last noticeable interaction you had with a business? Was it pleasant? The odds are high that the moment you will recall was not pleasant.  It’s a safe bet that the one you first recall was not a positive experience. As business leaders, we must […]

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Great Managers are Made Not Born

May 16, 2016
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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, and expect them to perform despite a total dearth of instruction, training, practice or correction.

“Nonsense” you say. “People rise based on their track records.”

Yes […]

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Making Working from Home REALLY WORK!

May 9, 2016
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The notion of working from home seems so awesome. No need to dress up. Work with the cat on your lap. Never search for a parking spot. No commute and therefore no sitting in traffic. Plus, no annoying colleagues to stop by and interrupt you. Yet, for […]

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Economy of Collaboration

March 24, 2016
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In today’s flatter organizations, collaboration has become a ubiquitous concept, if not always an effective reality. At some organizations, employees spend as much as 80% of their working time in “collaborative” settings, which for our purposes means meetings. But despite that widespread participation in meetings […]

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Knowing versus Doing!

March 21, 2016
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Oftentimes, we know exactly what needs to be done, but we don’t do it. What happens between the thought and the action? That is a major dilemma of almost every person I know, whether successful or not, in business and elsewhere. It doesn’t matter whether we […]

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