Compass Check Archive

The Changing of the Guard: The 6Ps of Succession Planning and Implementation

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Written by:  Don Hadley One of the biggest challenges organizations face today is “the changing of the guard”.  The examples below briefly demonstrate how … [Read more...]

The Power of Trust

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A 2016 survey of CEOs by PWC showed that a strong majority of business leaders — 55%— believe a lack of trust in the workplace constitutes a foundational threat to … [Read more...]

Overcoming A, B, C Employee Ratings: Response to Wall Street Journal Article from 2/21/07

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The Wall Street Journal article is greatly appreciated because it highlights what occurs when an employee rating system is poorly implemented and used in organizations.  … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Managers (The Reality of Up and Coming Leaders)

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This is a tale of two managers.  One committed suicide; the other young up and coming leader is helping a 79 year old business man learn to use Facebook. Millennials … [Read more...]

Effective Communication and Better Listening Skills

Effective Listening Is Critical

When most people think of communication, they think about talking and passing along information, advice or opinions.  Effective communication also involves actively … [Read more...]

Leadership Coaching for Change Management

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What do college athletes, Olympic gold medalists and smart business leaders have in common?  They rely on coaches to help them reach their greatest potential and teach … [Read more...]

Effective Business Meetings Equal 37 Billion Dollars per Year

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And that dollar figure only applies to the United States! While meetings are a necessary activity, at times you may be sitting there wondering when it will be over, if … [Read more...]

Create and Cultivate Great Culture to Secure High Performance

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Company culture seems to be a widely circulated term, but one that few people clearly understand. Culture is the ‘good stuff” in an organization that makes … [Read more...]

Are You Leading with Integrity and Passion?

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Think back on your work career; try to remember those leaders or mentors that really stand out. What made you think of them? Why did they stand out? If you are … [Read more...]

Critical Aspects For Creating A Successful, High Performing Team

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Have you ever been a part of a TEAM, a true team? Whether it is in your profession, an athletic team, or in your community, chances are that if you have, you remember the … [Read more...]