Management Archives - Page 6 of 8 - Amie Devero

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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Bigger May Not Be Better

March 18, 2016
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In my practice, I talk to a fair number of founders of small and medium size businesses that have reached levels of size, revenue and scale that the owners themselves could never have anticipated when they first started. The progression from one-man shop to 2000 employee company […]

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Be a Mad Scientist

March 14, 2016
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If you think back to your seventh grade science fair project maybe you will recall the color of your poster-board, the Kodak or Polaroid pictures you taped to it, and the hand-written captions that went under each photo to combine into a (hopefully) award winning project […]

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