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The Power of 2 Plus 2 for Feedback and Feedforward

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Aug 29, 2018

We recently facilitated a one-day program called Great Leader for the VPs at one of our long-standing clients. The EVP who kicked off the session stood humbly in front of the class of ambitious leaders and shared his “ah-ha” moment that occurred several years earlier:

"Of the many effective frameworks the Clearwater team will share with you today, the tool called 2 Plus 2 changed my life."

Conni Todd and I were co-facilitating the session - we both sat straight up when we heard that. The EVP had not been prepped by us - this was completely and genuinely his own testimonial. 

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Tags: Feedback, continuous feedback

Mindfulness - The Art of Staying Present (and Sane) in the Midst of Change

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Fri, Aug 03, 2018

Clearwater's quarterly Executive Breakfast in July 2018 highlighted Mindfulness to reduce the negative impact of stress and enhance resilience and awareness of self and others. With guest speaker, Mark Dannenfelser, founder of Mindfulness Center of Atlanta, the group explored the importance of the topic as it relates to themselves as leaders, to their teams, and to their organizations enmeshed in unending change. See our digital scrapbook from the breakfast here

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Tags: mindfulness

Do Mediocre Hires Cost More Than Bad Hires?

Posted by Conni Todd on Wed, Jul 25, 2018


Employers are all too aware these days of the cost of bad hires. But what is the cost of a mediocre hire? In today’s tight employment market, there is little doubt of the cost of a bad hire, but a much more elusive cost calculation surrounds the “mediocre” hire. Every organization deals with mediocre hires and their associated costs.

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Tags: Hiring Assessments, Onboarding

Are You Curious? Does Your Business Need to Nuture This Trait to Succeed?

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Fri, Jul 13, 2018

In today’s business environments with rapidly-changing roles and business dynamics, organizations are learning that the trait of curiosity is important for driving business and product innovation. 

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Tags: Curiosity

Women on the Rise: 4 Strategies for Navigating Your Career into the C-Suite

Posted by Andrea Hopke on Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Only 6% of CEOs in Fortune 1000 companies are women. What can women with executive leadership aspirations learn from the women who have been there, done that? Here are 4 tips to help. And be sure to download our free Career Behaviors Assessment below.

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Tags: extraordinary female leadership