Insights, Ideas, and Inspiration from the minds of The Clearing’s passionate experts.

The Leader as Coach: How the Best Leaders Develop Others

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By Ron Ivey

At The Clearing, we are constantly asked the question, “What makes an effective leader?” Our clients and partners are tackling some of the most complex problems in the world and effective leadership is a fundamental ingredient in the solution to these problems. In our Leadership Development blog series, we have looked at how to effectively design […]

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Conduct a Strategic Leadership Experiment in 5 Steps

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By Ron Ivey

“The biggest job we have is to teach a newly hired employee how to fail intelligently. We have to train him to experiment over and over and to keep on trying and failing until he learns what will work.” -Charles F. Kettering In our last post, Developing leaders in your organization: Start with the end in […]

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How Can Leaders Use Visualization to Enroll Followers?

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By Ron Ivey

One of the most difficult challenges any leader faces is uniting a group of people to pursue a common objective. Whenever we join an organization or a cause, whenever we sit down in a meeting or dial in to a conference call, we each bring our individual point of view to a conversation. At The Clearing, […]

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Developing Leaders in Your Organization: Start with the End in Mind

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By Ron Ivey

When it comes to the task of developing leaders, the one constant we have seen in our work at The Clearing has been change. Or should we call it “VUCA”? “VUCA” is a term coined by US military planners in the 1990s to describe the four qualities of an increasingly complex world: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. […]

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