Compass Check Archive

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

Evaluations

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

Team Celebration

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

Working Team

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...]

Communicate More Effectively With Your Team By Following “The Platinum Rule”

Do unto others

The Golden Rule is something I hear about quite often: “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I grew up with that rule, but over the years, it has … [Read more...]

Capabilities Required To Have Good Conflict Or Intense Fellowship

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Do you remember talking about the “fight or flight” instinct in school? Have you seen it in action? During a team meeting recently, one person intended to “fight” … [Read more...]