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

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

White Paper
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

Podcast
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

Blog
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

Articles
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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