Tag: Leadership

Engage Others to Challenge Convention: A Conversation with Lori Ruderman

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By Stephen Woodring

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Lori Ruderman, the BUYSMARTER Initiative Lead for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The BUYSMARTER Initiative analyzes HHS purchasing data to develop department-wide programs and strategies for collective purchasing, resulting in operational efficiencies and cost savings.  Once fully implemented, BUYSMARTER has the potential to enable […]

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Four Lessons in Leadership for Aspiring Female Leaders

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By Theresa West

In honor of Women’s History Month, I took some time out to reflect on my career and the lessons I’ve learned as I worked my way up from an entry level consultant to Director here at The Clearing. I’m sharing them here, alongside some of my favorite quotes from inspiring women in hope of helping […]

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Five African American Women Who Inspire Today’s Business Leaders

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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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Four Leadership Lessons from the U.S. Military

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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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Learning to Improvise and Other Lessons in Leadership from Music

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By Alex Perrin

When I was five years old, I received my first electronic keyboard. I would pretend to play along to the cheesy, pre-programmed elevator-esque music, letting the machine do the heavy lifting. Soon thereafter, recognizing my increasingly-apparent love of music, my parents gave me a piano and signed me up for lessons. Unlike my beloved keyboard, […]

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What You Consider a Whisper May Land Like a Shout–Instead, Get Curious

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By Tara Carcillo

The gift of leading from the top of an organization is perspective. As President of The Clearing, I am granted access to a material amount of information, which is often presented in conjunction with other leaders’ insight. This enables me, and other senior leaders like me, to combine information with insight and the context essential […]

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How to Turn Failure into an Asset

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By Tara Carcillo

My father has often reminded me that I, “cannot change the past, so just move on.” In principle, I agree… and yet, the past can have a real grip on me, and on the leaders I have the privilege of working with across the country. This is visible when team members feel compelled to recount […]

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Strategic Leadership Tips to Expedite Collaborative Decision-Making

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By Chris Jackson

Collaboration is a critical aspect to any successful company. It is a source of competitive advantage in most industries where organizations that promote more collaborative efforts are rewarded with greater outcomes. Opportunities to plan strategies, focus priorities, and organize responses continue to rise across companies. However, having more collaborative meetings does not mean they are […]

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