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Insights and strategies around creating cultures of engagement

Andrea Hopke

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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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The Power of 2 Plus 2 for Feedback and Feedforward

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

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

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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