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

How The Olympics Teaches Us About Self-Knowledge and Self-Mastery

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By Tara Carcillo

As we are all glued to the television this week watching the riveting performances of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, it is a perfect opportunity to reflect on the latest insights on leadership and peak performance coming from premiere athletes and coaches in the world. We love the Olympics because everyday people push themselves to […]

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Love the Gap – Transitioning into Leadership

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By Ron Ivey

In our recent Leadership Development blog series, we’ve touched on a few relevant topics related to developing leaders in the current complex global environment. We have shared how organizations can develop leaders through strategic experiments and how leaders can play the role of coach in today’s workplace. But what if you yourself are going through a […]

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How Can Federal Agencies Determine The Return on Investment Of Their Telework Policies?

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By Laura Hershon

In 2010, Congress passed the Telework Enhancement Act (“the Act”), which required federal agencies to put official telework policies in place. The history and statutory framework for telework grew out of a need to tackle transportation issues and served as a powerful recruitment and retention tool for the Federal Government. Telework has the potential to improve […]

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$319B In Lost Productivity: Why Employee Engagement is More About Survival Than Success

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By Ron Ivey

Why is employee engagement important? Why does disengagement matter? The Gallup organization, in systematically and comprehensively surveying workers across the United States in their State of the American Workplace, discovered an alarming insight: 70% of American employees – almost 70 million people – are disengaged in their work, leading to $319 billion in lost productivity […]

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Telling the Story of STEM

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By Sean Follin

In our first episode, Telling the Story of STEM, we sit down with industry leaders to learn about the looming STEM talent gap and what some of the world’s largest companies are doing about it. We also discuss the transforming education system and the key competencies leaders must have if they want to thrive in […]

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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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