Here are 7 reasons I wouldn’t be without the Clarity Model. All of them relate to the fact that on any given day I need to move priorities forward.
It doesn’t matter what hat I happen to have on, personal, professional or leader, I need the tools to get the job done.
I wouldn’t go out trekking in the wild without having a compass and map. Nor would I navigate through the wild of life, business and service without the compass and map of the Clarity Model at my ready disposal. Here’s what makes this knowledge invaluable to me
1. I Can Use the Clarity Model Anywhere
I liken the Clarity Model to the flexibility, usability and availability of the famed Swiss Army Knife. It really doesn’t matter where my clients work, what they work at or what they are dealing with. The Clarity Model can be applied wherever it is needed. And it’s the same for me personally. If decisions need to be made, plans need to be put in place and action steps need to be outlined, if I need it, the Clarity Model will apply.
This is critical for those professionals who are dealing with different people, providing leadership in all sorts of situations, or moving between business, nonprofit, faith-based or general market settings and decisions throughout the course of their career. Using the Clarity Model, you can shorten the search for practical solutions and quality decisions.
- Flexible, useable, available
- Can be used in multiple settings
- Shortens the time between what’s needed and what’s possible
2. The Clarity Model Enhances What I Already Know
The Clarity Model can be used with any training or methodologies I have learned, am being exposed to or am expected to work with. Because of its nature resembling a “behind-the-scenes” operating system, I find that everything else fits somewhere into one of it’s five key areas – outcomes, clarity, ownership, structure or momentum.
What’s the advantage of this? It means I can make even better use of those things I already know. The Clarity Model gives me a construct in which to apply other tools and concepts in a way that will have maximum impact and value for my client.
Billions in training dollars are probably wasted each year because professionals don’t quite know how to implement what they have learned. The Clarity Model gives a way to begin implementing valuable training in real time. For all the training I’ve been exposed to, I run it through the model and it gives me a platform from which to best succeed in helping others.
- Can be used with any other training
- Reinforces what you already know
- Creates a platform for better implementation of new learning
3. The Clarity Model Enables Me to Assist More Thoroughly
I want to give real practical value to those I serve, helping my clients identify what matters and be in the best position to take any action steps to reach their priorities.
The Clarity Model helps my clients pinpoint exactly where they are, what they need to pay attention to, the various alternatives they may have for action and what to do next. It gives simple concepts and wording to build their thoughts on. It allows them to explore all those things that might influence their decision-making, whether external or internal.
In short it provides me, in one simple yet profound tool, a degree of scope unlike anything else that I’ve used.
- Helps create real tangible value for those served
- Helps clients pinpoint critical points and know what to do next
- Offers great scope for use
4. The Clarity Model is Wisdom-Based and That Gives Me Confidence
This flexible model is built on the fact that God is a God of order, and that he has established patterns we can learn from. For those of us who embrace this, it is absolutely reflective of the way God works. It is not a Bible study but a working tool. It’s not limited to the Christian community but applicable globally.
I can be confident in using it in a faith-based environment. It is easily used with as much Christian discussion or content as my client wishes, answering to their faith and particular situation. Equally I can use it in a general market setting where secular language and concepts are predominant but where the content of the model applies just the same.
Since this is absolutely in line with what I believe from God’s Word, I have great confidence in using these insights for serving in my little corner of the world.
- Reflective of the way God works
- Equally applicable for all people
- Can have confidence in the very basis of the model
5. I Never Have a Problem Remembering the Clarity Model
I can pull the Clarity Model from memory and present it to an audience of one, or one hundred. It’s that basic. I can go as deep as any individual or organization needs to go with the many options for exploration the model affords, and still it’s easy to remember.
Things don’t have to be complicated to be profound and incredibly useful. The better we know what it is that we are talking about and what it can do, the more our assistance is welcomed. When we deliver, we gain respect for being able to help move individuals and organizations forward. That means it’s best to have my key tools and approaches top-of-mind.
- Easy to memorize
- Can go as deep as needed with using it
- Depth in simplicity
6. I Can Illustrate the Clarity Model Easily for Anyone
Simple drawings engage. In the same way that I can remember the Clarity Model so well, I can also draw it quickly and simply. It isn’t complicated. I don’t need to fire up a computer or pull out a book and shuffle through pages for an illustration. Give me a pen and a piece of paper and I draw it. It’s so simple I can use it over the telephone and people get the drawing right after my explanation. Beautiful.
Depending on the topic of the individual or the group, I have a whole series of possible ways to illustrate the model in a way that is compelling and totally helpful.
Isn’t it interesting how creating a drawing can provide a way for us to structure our thinking and ideas or approach a problem? Drawings can be gateways to breakthrough thinking and the Clarity Model illustrations certainly work on that front.
- A picture is worth a thousand words
- Can illustrate appropriate to the audience
- Gives a structure to organize thinking and ideas
7. The Clarity Model Has Proven It’s Value
It’s pretty hard to be unaware of the on-the-ground, practical value of something if you’ve worked with it for over 17 years.
I’ve used the Clarity Model in coaching, facilitating and consulting in all sorts of settings from corporate leadership to small Christian boards and committees, from government departments to small businesses. All along the way I made adjustments that would allow people to learn it more thoroughly. Leaders, executives, business owners, managers and professionals, doctors, lawyers and scientists have used it. This means it’s been put to the ultimate test in everyday situations by really smart people.
Here’s why I mention this … it works. That’s the report I consistently get back when I use it as a tool or give it to someone else to try in some particular situation. It works. And it will work for the rest of their lives.
- Not a Johnny-come-lately “next thing,” but has a track record
- Has been used with all sorts of professionals in all sorts of settings
- There has been verification of its value from those who use it
Can the Clarity Model Do the Same for You?
There is no doubt in my mind that you will benefit for a lifetime by learning about and understanding the Clarity Model.
At home it’s going to help you with relationships, raising a family, managing the day to day “stuff” of life, taking care of finances and so much more.
At work, using it has the potential to position you as the go-to person for finding solutions and thinking things through. And that means increasing responsibility, credibility and confidence. Hopefully it will look good in the bank as well.
In leadership, there are just no end of benefits you will experience having the Clarity Model top-of-mind. I know. I’ve experienced it. I suspect not a day would go by for most leaders that some management, personnel, planning, troubleshooting, decision-making or action plan implementation activity wouldn’t benefit from applying the Clarity Model.