Category: Blog

Five African American Women Who Inspire Today’s Business Leaders

Blog
By Rasheedah Stephens

I feel fortunate to live and work in the Washington D.C. area, surrounded by people of all colors and nationalities who are breaking barriers and living courageously. While many African American women struggle to find these kinds of role models in their everyday lives, all I need to do is look to The Clearing’s leadership […]

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How to Successfully Navigate the Challenges of Agile Transformation

Blog, Culture
By Alex Perrin and Darby O'Connor

In part one of this blog series about Agile transformation, we discussed the key principles underlying an organizational culture that will support this shift. Before undertaking an organizational transformation it is critical is to ensure the organization is ready and willing to do what is necessary to make the appropriate shifts. This is especially true […]

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Getting Started with Corporate Social Responsibility

Blog, Culture
By Dan Raudonis

At The Clearing, we often talk about being intentional in our work. When I started as a Consultant in Fall 2017, I rolled my eyes at what I saw as consultant-y jargon-for-jargon’s sake. But over the past year, I’ve come to appreciate the precision of “intentionality” and the message it sends about who we are, […]

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Four Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Military

Blog, Leadership
By Travis Wright

At The Clearing, we know from experience that high performance teams and organizations prioritize diversity and inclusion in the workforce. Given this, we focus The Clearing’s talent management strategy on recruiting and retaining consultants from a wide variety of backgrounds and skill sets. My personal background is an example of this skill diversity: my professional […]

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What Real Organizational Diversity Looks Like (And How to Sustain It): Part 2

Blog, Culture
By Paige Douglass

In part one of this post, we discussed what true organizational diversity looks like. Now, we’ll turn to why this can be so challenging to create, and ways to overcome those challenges to create a culture that fosters diversity of thought. The Challenge of Creating Diverse Teams and Workplaces As previously mentioned, Google spent millions […]

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What Real Organizational Diversity Looks Like (And How to Sustain It): Part 1

Blog, Culture
By Paige Douglass

Today’s leading businesses are in pursuit of the ideal culture. Organizations like Google have spent millions of dollars trying to identify the characteristics of a “dream team,” and Gallup offers Strengths Finder services to shift the focus from managing people to developing them. Strong companies recognize that culture – the imaginary yet real line between […]

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Need to Make A Decision? Step 1: Check Your Biases

Blog, Leadership
By Lindsey Ryan

As leaders of our organizations and teams, we are faced with the need to make critical decisions every day: Which candidate do I trust to hire? What new markets should I be looking to invest in? Do the current processes in place still support the needs and the work of my business? On their face, […]

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How to Embrace an Agile Culture at Your Organization

Blog, Leadership
By Alex Perrin and Darby O'Connor

With the uncertainty of changing customer needs, an increasingly diverse workforce, and a barrage of new technology, organizations must constantly adapt to meet evolving market demands. Successful organizations will recognize and address the need to maximize constrained resources while increasing value and impact to their customers. This has led modern organizations to jump on the […]

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