Psychology Archives - Amie Devero

Mind the Gap, Employee Edition

October 6, 2022
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We often hear about the execution gap in strategy. Researchers have said for years that 90% of strategies fail because they don’t get executed. I’m skeptical about that number.

But regardless of the exact statistic, it remains true that strategies are only as effective as their […]

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Neutrality Can Sniff Out Bad Strategy

September 13, 2022
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I was listening to a radio interview with David Cohen, an experienced Special Master. You are probably familiar with the title as it has been in the news lately. But, in case not, a Special Master is essentially a judge’s proxy, charged with ensuring the court’s […]

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Less is More in Product Too

August 18, 2022
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Strategy, product, and service offerings are inextricably linked. Although obvious, it’s worth saying, because the same thing that often makes it so hard for leaders to develop excellent strategy, often rears its head in the product roadmap rather than during strategic planning.

But to make this useful […]

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If Culture Eats Strategy, What Eats Culture?

June 7, 2022
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Everyone knows the line: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.”  It’s usually attributed to Peter Drucker, although for the life of me I can’t find any evidence he said it.  But Drucker aside, the meaning is what matters. Without the right culture, even magnificent strategies fail.

But […]

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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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Spring Clean Your Resolutions

March 13, 2022
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Believe it or not, spring is nearly here. That means that we have already progressed a quarter of the way through this year.

No time to read? Watch the video instead.

Withering on the Vine

At the very beginning of 2022, you […]

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Businessman is using his telescope

How Was Next Year?

January 5, 2022
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Happy New Year!
Watch the video here!
Take a minute and imagine that you were an Olympic diver. As preparation for the world championships, part of your training includes regularly visualize that winning dive.

In your mind’s eye, you see and feel yourself walking up the steps […]

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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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