Synthesis is a Root + River hosted webcast featuring nonconformist leaders whose ideas make them — and us — see the world differently.
Our eighth episode of Synthesis features Claritee co-founders Triana Newton & Doug McRae. Doug and Tri were friends with Emily and Justin before there was either a Root + River or a Claritee!
Based in Canada, Tri and Doug are long-time veterans of the corporate world. Tri is a former top executive at Dale Carnegie. She has an extensive and successful background in organizational transformation, designing and implementing learning and development programs and overall leadership development acumen. Doug’s background is an executive in the tire industry, then a long-time organizational consultant. Both Doug and Tri have an extensive array of global business experiences – which makes them even more interesting!
Earlier this year, we engaged with Doug and Tri to help them articulate and launch their Claritee brand. Claritee believes the most undervalued leadership competency is simplicity.
The challenge is 80% of leaders are addicted to complexity.
Claritee works with aggressive, thoughtful leaders to take on the addiction to complexity that results in smokestack thinking, an attachment to antiquated business models and practices. Their remedy is Organizational Simplicity, a 21st century discipline which re-engineering the company’s core beliefs, zero-basing it’s strategy and structure and powerfully mobilizing its people.
In short, Doug and Tri are non-conforming, heart-centric, highly credible and deeply committed leaders – the exact kind of humans we love to be friends with and have as guests on Synthesis!
Some of our favorite takeaways from our visit with Doug & Tri: