Clear Thinking - The Business Experience



The Business Experience
Ideas Consultancy in Improving Organisation
and Team Performance

Leadership, Teams, Change

Training & Development for Leaders and Managers

 Ideas Consultancy Services


Leadership DevelopmentIdeas Consultancy/support services to:

  • design/review of L&D Strategy
  • design a Leadership Development Directory - a creative list of cost-effective in-job activities designed to develop leadership skills.
  • design leadership development courses/programmes based on identified needs
  • research and select providers
  • vet proposals from programme providers
  • design an evaluation strategy for leadership programmes

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Learning Events


 "OK, so how do people learn and develop?"

We stimulate creative conversations (the learning style used by Harvard Business School) in our in-company learning events - guided by our input, research, and business experience:

  • Whole-Brained Thinking Intelligence® for Leaders
    ... Think like a Leader - leadership thinking styles and processes
  • What affects Business/Team Performance
  • What affects Motivation and Engagement
  • Leaders as People-Developers
  • Holding Challenging Conversations
  • Managing Change

Scroll down for details. Our Menu of learning events.

 Menu of Learning Events

 ... 3-hours to 1-day... your offices or local venue

Build your Leaders' skills, knowledge,
and Thinking Intelligence®

NOTE: All the workshops below can incorporate some elements of Whole-Brained Thinking. For example, in learning how to motivate people ("What affects motivation and engagement?") you first need to find out how they think - their Thinking Style Preferences. 

Thinking Intelligence
for Leaders


the ability to flex your thinking to think in the right ways in any situation

Learn how to Think like a Whole-Brained Leader.
Introduction to Thinking Intelligence® and the particular Business Thinking Processes and Thinking Styles most relevant to successful leadership.  

Thinking Intelligence is:
being aware of how you, and others, are thinking at any moment - and how you should be thinking to get the best results and minimise the risk of costly mistakes
being able to break down any thinking challenge into simpler thinking steps or stages in a Thinking Process
working out how you should be thinking (which specific Thinking Styles within Whole-Brained Thinking to engage) at each stage
flexing your brain across those Thinking Styles as you work through that Thinking Process, and ...
constantly checking for unconscious Thinking Traps 

Find out how developing your leaders' Thinking Intelligence can vastly improve their Leadership capability and minimises the risk of plans and decisions going wrong. Email us at to get our White Paper on "Whole-Brained Leadership".

see Thinking Intelligence for Leaders, Teams, and individuals

What affects Performance?


Learning about what affects performance is the start point for improving it 
... and developing leadership

Creative-Analytical Workshops aimed at groups of Leaders.
All these workshops are highly effective - and productive - leadership development events. After examining fundamental performance/motivation concepts, each workshop then studies particular factors of relevance to the client's own business/organisation/teams to resolve specific issues and/or create ideas for improvements.

♦ What affects Business Performance considers the key factors that can affect the performance of any business. For example how your people think, your organisation's fundamental strategy, its culture, its marketing and selling, its creativity, its learning.

♦ What affects Team Performance examines the 20-plus factors that can affect the performance of any team.

♦ What affects Motivation and Engagement examines all the major factors that can significantly impair or drive the performance of any employee.

Find out the major factors that make a huge impact on performance at an organisational and team level. Email us at to get our White Paper on "What affects business and team performance?".

see Our research - What really affects Business and Team Performance

Leaders as

Creative workshops focusing on the leader's role and responsibility to develop his/her people, including practical advice on how to:
- analyse training and development needs 
- coach
- identify cost-effective on-job development opportunities.

Most managers are not natural coaches or people-developers. Yet they are in the prime position to observe performance and see opportunities to develop their team.

Holding Challenging Conversations 


Why managers duck issues

Provides tools and techniques to enable anyone to approach with confidence a challenging conversation/meeting. Can be designed to deal with client's particular issues, eg handling poor performance.

Ask for our research on how and why managers shy away from dealing with difficult situations which ultimately affect business and team performance, and how best to resolve this usually undetected problem. Email us at to get our White Paper on "Ducking the issue"

Managing Change 

Develops understanding of the Change Process; the challenges thrown up by organisational and behavioural change; and how to deal with them successfully. 
Tips on the key issue: how do you get people to change?

  see Team Thinking, Performance, and Development
see Change; Culture Change
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