communication Archives - Amie Devero

Un-Expert Yourself

August 3, 2022
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There’s a well-known expression from the world of marketing –and it’s usually used in the form of an accusation: “You’re talking to yourself!”

There are common examples of this mistake all over the place.  For example, auto dealers insist on telling you that they […]

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Are You Playing the Wrong Game?

January 31, 2022
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One of the hardest things to gauge in a new organization is what is expected. At the grandest level, we call this culture. But the broadness of the term “culture” can obscure the insidious ways it messes with us.

Here’s a different cut […]

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Favorite Things-Podcast Edition Summer 2021

May 18, 2021
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Now, for a special summer delight:

It’s been years since I did a favorite things post. But, as we slowly ebb into “normal” life, here are some of the podcasts I’ve been listening to. I listen while I…

Walk the dog (Arlo, yes that […]

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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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Giving and Receiving (Great Feedback)

September 4, 2018
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Maybe the conversations you’ve had with colleagues, friends and associates haven’t been helping. That’s because hearing critical feedback is hard and uncomfortable. But, if you want to hone your skill and increase your results, it’s fundamental! 

Becoming an improvement-seeking missile means […]

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Self-Fulfilling Prophecies

December 18, 2017
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We have all heard of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. Mostly, the way we use that idiom is as a sort of shorthand for a superstition that if we think something bad will happen it mysteriously will turn out that way.  But there is […]

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Empty Promises

August 22, 2016
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Does anyone listen to you as though your words could move worlds? In our lives, we use our language loosely. When you hear a friend suggest she will stop smoking, or a colleague say he wants to start exercising, or when you yourself mention undertaking a new project […]

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