State of Mind Archives - Amie Devero

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Burnt Out

September 28, 2020
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The beginning of autumn is NOT when we would normally be thinking about burnout. Start of the fourth quarter usually marks renewal. People return to work from summer vacations, children begin a new school year, Europe reopens after August holidays and the fashion and entertainments industries launch their […]

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It Won’t Turn Out for the Best

August 31, 2020
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We are optimistic about lots of things –our innovation, our economy, the pandemic and even our own, personal futures. Norman Vincent Peale caused a revolution of optimism with his 1952 blockbuster The Power of Positive Thinking –emphatic that thinking optimistically would bring about good outcomes.
No time […]

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The Defense Against Uncertainty

July 20, 2020
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We can’t assume that anything we believe now will still be true in a month.
But we can craft an oasis of reliability within our own control.

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Learn to Love Being Wrong

July 6, 2020
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We spend so much energy trying never to be wrong, but it costs us in learning, growth and relationships. You can get better at dealing with it when you find out you’re wrong. That will give you greater flexibility, more accuracy and more compelling leadership.

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Trust and Safety

June 8, 2020
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Over the last two weeks the world has spoken, emphatically protesting the lack of safety that black people experience with police. While the events that prompted world-wide protests have taken place in the public sphere of life and not within organizations (other than police departments), feeling safe […]

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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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The Lost and Found Art of Conversation

April 16, 2020
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Since the onset of social distancing, some of my habits have changed more than others. Perhaps yours have too. For example, I have been calling my mom every day, sometimes several times a day –and yes, it’s new for me (stop tsk-tsk-ing). We’ve even […]

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Reminder for Leaders During Pandemic

April 13, 2020
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Leaders are trying to meet the demands of the uncertainty wrought by Covid19. But, along with your management, your team needs much more from you. They need your heart and your expansive empathy. How can you demonstrate that and help them as they navigate these very scary water […]

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