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

Three Ways to Build Trust in Your Organization’s Culture

By Shkan Woodruff

Trust is earned when actions meet words – Chris Butler  At The Clearing, we believe company culture goes beyond nitro coffee bars and ping pong tables. A ping pong table is an amenity; its presence doesn’t equate to a positive or outcome-oriented company culture.  Trust, not office amenities, is the foundation for strong teams and […]

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Harnessing Flow to Drive Outcomes

By Hans Manzke

Remember back to a time when you focused on a particular task so wholly that time melted away. Upon the wildly successful completion of said task, you snapped back to yourself only to realize that the sun had set, your belly was clamoring for cheese fries, and you had 71 unread messages on the group […]

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How to Embody Intentional Leadership

By Morgan Peterson

Leaders who operate “intentionally” act with purpose, forethought, and authenticity in service of achieving sustainable and equitable outcomes. These leaders recognize their attitudes and behaviors set the weather for their teams every day—their presence is their impact. For self-aware leaders, this is a powerful truth that can be harnessed to benefit the team. For the […]


The Importance of Mobility in the Modern Workplace

By Kelly Barlow

The first DC snowfall is a wonderful reminder of the importance of mobility in the modern workplace. A mobile work environment empowers the workforce to make decisions that prioritize their safety and wellbeing while enabling mission-critical activities to continue. The workforce can decide to commute early to avoid traffic and dangerous road conditions or work […]

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Four Shifts Employees Can Make to Transition to Flexible Spaces

Blog, Workplace
By Kelsey Patterson

Given the amount of time employees spend at work, it’s easy for individuals to grow attached to their personal workspaces. As businesses across the country trend towards open concept designs with fewer enclosed spaces, employees are increasingly encouraged to find areas outside of their personal workstation or office to conduct business. A 2019 Gensler Research […]


Movement in the Workplace: Little-to-No Investment with Big Rewards!

Blog, Workplace
By Meagan Symes

Have you ever noticed how much you physically move throughout your workday? You may frequently find yourself getting up to grab something from the printer, walking to the break room, or meeting with a colleague. Maybe you obey your smartwatch as it annoyingly tells you to stand up and breathe. We all know that it […]


Thinking Beyond Logistics: Tips for Designing and Executing Impactful Events

By Nicholas Srebrow

Think back to the last time you hosted or attended an event. Was there a packed agenda with no hope of staying on schedule? What about a lackluster networking event where everyone grabbed a free drink and headed straight home? Did you experience cost overruns on catering and AV? 84% of leaders believe in-person events […]

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Tips for Applying Agile Leadership Practices

Blog, Leadership
By Regina Perkins

Everything today is faster. Customers are hungry for better overall customer experience — not just better customer service — and rightly so. Leaders must learn to embrace today’s business environment or be ill-equipped to succeed if they rely solely on traditional leadership models. Traditional leadership models outline the importance of long-term planning and detailed forecasting […]

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