In all our work, whether we’re engaged in executive coaching, leadership development, or team/organizational effectiveness consulting, we look for ways to help our clients make better, faster, and more agile decisions in conditions of increasing VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) and rapid change. …


Driving Sustainable Organizational and Team Results

Organizations launch so many initiatives:

  • Culture change
  • Integrating new mission, vision, strategy and/or values
  • Developing high performing teams
  • Employee engagement
  • Leadership development in general, or developing high potential leaders
  • Diversity
  • Respectful workplace, anti-bullying
  • Effective performance dialogues
  • Self-awareness and understanding others using typologies like the Enneagram, MBTI, DISC, Colors, etc.
  • Integrating…

Why are most team-building activities at best entertainment, and at worst cynicism-generators and a waste of money?

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  1. Organizations want to increase engagement without addressing the factors that are disengaging their employees. Engagement is not about playing games, solving puzzles, or listening to inspirational messages. It is about the perceived ability…


Including the Enneagram Polarities

These were two of our beloved German Shepherds, Tara (on the left) and her brother Shiva. They were Polarities in many ways: Agentic & Communal, Cognitive & Affective, Firm & Soft

In this article we’ll be introducing you to Polarity Thinking, one of the most powerful tools we use to help build leadership capacity. “Leadership capacity” is the ability to think and then respond more effectively during times of increasing VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) and rapid change. We describe the…


Challenges and Opportunities

In our roles as executive coaches, organizational consultants, friends, family members and human beings, we’re watching how those around us are being impacted by the current COVID crisis, including us. This is a time that can bring out the best or the worst in us, and we see both. …


Introducing Integrative Cycles of Learning

A watch with a minute and second hand. This powerful practice only takes 30 seconds before and after your interactions.
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We define leadership capacity as the ability to lead more effectively in times of increasing VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) and rapid change. Please see this important article for the vital but little-understood distinction between leadership capacity (our operating system) and leadership competencies (the software we run).

We have proven…


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Virtually none of us, no matter what our personality type or upbringing, are naturally skilled at taking in positive experiences.

Rick Hanson is a neuropsychologist whose work we’ve been sharing for many years. He talks about the brain’s negativity bias, and how we’ve evolved to be “Velcro” for negative experiences…


Introducing Pond Thinking™

Picture of a beautiful pond with koi fish swimming in it
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We recently heard one organizational leader say, “Yes, I’m a systems thinker. I understand that when I take an action, it then impacts someone else, and then that person impacts another person. So it’s a system.”

But that is too simple. Or, at least, this is not the level of…


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Leaders, would you like to get much better at managing performance?

There are lots of courses that will give you steps to follow. But they miss the crucial first step. What’s first needed is a radical shift in attitude. …


Two consultants working with five engaged leaders.
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This posting is longer than our usual ones because we’re trying to bring light to a distinction that’s absolutely critical in the leadership development field. Not understanding this distinction severely limits equipping leaders to handle today’s challenges. So please bear with us. This really, really matters. …

Clear Impact Consulting Group

Building individual and organizational capacity through executive coaching, organizational/team effectiveness consulting and leadership development.

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