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

Technology Is Not Enough – Cultivate Social Networks to Defy Insider Threat

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By Tara Carcillo

Imagine a community-wide discussion focused on ways to address an active shooter. A federal agency convenes federal and local law enforcement, emergency services, and representatives from the agency’s command, including human resources, information technology, a continuity of operations component, and their insider threat program. Imagine the different perspectives, agendas, and cultural norms which might emerge […]

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Culture is the Key to Disarming Insider Threat

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By Tara Carcillo

The evidence of the impacts and damage that insider threats could have to an organization is staggering. From data loss that derails services, to overwhelming financial burdens – not to mention the reputational cost — insider threat is a crucial issue for today’s executives. According to a study by Kroll, a division of Duff & […]

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Embracing Modernization – Change Management for IT Services

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By Chris Dietz

New and innovative technologies regularly impact the way we live our lives and do our work. Often, these changes occur at break-neck speeds. Take smartphones: over the past five years the number of Americans who own a smartphone has risen from about half to over 75% and the capabilities they put in the palm of […]

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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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How to Successfully Navigate the Challenges of Agile Transformation

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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

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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

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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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