Strategy Archives - Amie Devero

Relinquish Control?? Scary!!

October 12, 2020
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Most of my clients are founders or leaders of high-growth start-up companies, so I get to see their evolution along that path. Eventually most of them experience a tension. On the one hand they need their teams to take on more responsibility and ownership over projects […]

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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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Stop Firefighting and Solve the System

August 17, 2020
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In middle age, most of us eventually need glasses to read the small print. When it finally happened to me, I bought two pairs of reading glasses, one for home and one for away.  Unfortunately, the glasses seemed never to be where I needed them. If I was […]

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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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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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Pandemic Pivot

May 11, 2020
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In the middle of an economic catastrophe, you and your business are facing challenges and obstacles you never expected.

To be honest, while I am incredibly sad and pained by the suffering happening right now there is also a perpetual current of excitement pulsing through me. That excitement […]

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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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Stop and Build a Strategy

March 2, 2020
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It’s not unusual for a company once to have created a business plan, and then to assume that the necessary work of strategic planning has been done. Maybe there is an annual “strategy session” during which annual goals get set. This happens in both start-ups and […]

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