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Insights and strategies around creating cultures of engagement

Andrea Hopke

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6 Keys to Sustaining Effective Leadership Development Programs

You've just spent $1,000, $10,000, $100,000 - whatever amount - on a leadership development program to teach your managers and leaders to communicate better with others, to lead situationally, to give better feedback, or some other relevant topics that you believe will positively impact leadership, productivity, turnover and engagement at your organization. The happy face feedback is spectacular - a roaring success.

Now the real work begins. How do you keep this work alive in your culture? How do you avoid the one and done experience, the one where you look around months later and notice, gosh, nothing has changed?

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Top 12 Disruptors for HR Leadership in 2019

Periodically we gather a group of senior HR leaders, each one grappling with the impact of significant disruptors in their field, each one curious about ideas and options and solutions that could assist in creatively addressing them. Our open discussion format encourages the sharing of successes and challenges. See below for a quick snapshot of the direction these discussions have taken.

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Scaling Leadership

How would you answer the question, "Does leadership scale in my organization?" Specifically, does your leadership scale? What if certain behaviors have the unintended consequence of canceling out other behaviors to the extent that your leadership is not nearly as effective as you think?

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Working Identity: Forget Everything You Think Makes You Special

For the moment, let's accept that Marshall Goldsmith's famous phrase - what got you here, won't get you there - is true.

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4 Keys to Revamping Dysfunctional Teams From the Top Down


One of the most widely read and downloaded blogs on our Clearwater Consulting website focuses on tackling tough conversations, particularly with one’s manager. The second most widely read blog is on the reasons that dysfunctional teams lack accountability. So, what’s the link between these two massively popular blogs?

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