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Conni Todd

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Effective Leadership Development in the Workplace

As we engage in conversations with executives about developing talent and leaders in the workplace, they often reply, “We already have leadership development covered” when in fact, they don’t. Frequently, the lack of an effective leadership development and training program results from thinking only the “senior players” need to evolve in areas of leadership. However, the best leadership development goals for any organization are an integral part of the strategic business plan which includes all employees and managers since that is where operational execution occurs at it’s core. 

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6 Action Steps for Advancing Women in the Workplace

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Teams that Trailblaze – 5 Tips for Creating Collaborative Success

 What happens at the intersection of diversity of thought and function when the collaborators see themselves as equally unique and focused on a shared goal? Magic.

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Do Mediocre Hires Cost More Than Bad Hires?


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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Hiring Salespeople - Are you hiring for these 8 critical sales practices?

As the head of talent or a hiring manager, you know that hiring bad or mediocre salespeople can be disastrous for an organization. Today, you can’t afford the repercussions of a bad hire, nor do you want to miss the opportunity of a good hire due to unperceived bias.  At Clearwater, our experience with our clients during their onboarding process and/or addressing employee churn led us to find tools to improve their hiring practices as well as reduce churn. Hiring and retaining a high-performing sales staff is always a priority and increasing the potential of a candidate being successful in a sales role is valuable.
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