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Defining Your Value Proposition with Contribution Compass

In this case story, find out how we used Contribution Compass to redefine our value proposition as part of our web site redesign project. It just goes to show that Contribution Compass is so much more than a team profiling tool.

Agreeing the Role You Need Next with Contribution Compass

Through this case story find out how we used the Contribution Identifier, a new free tool from Contribution Compass, to clearly define the contribution we needed the most as our next hire, not the job title we thought we needed.

When the Going Gets Growing with the We-Scan

One of our partners called us in to assist with one of their clients in a recruitment process. This minerals industry company was having to recruit at a fast pace due to the rapid growth in their business. The challenge that most fast-growing companies face is …

Digging Deeply in Recruitment

In this case we share a recruitment story about how digging deeper in the recruitment journey, using the right tools, can yield powerful insights and support you to make the right decision. We work with a group of veterinary clinics and shops and support their recruitment and team coaching activities.

Matching Up Values and the Flow Profile

In this case the recruitment project was for an engineering firm that was looking for a project manager. We undertook a Leadership Landscape assessment with Jack, who appeared on paper to be an excellent fit for the position. However, his Contribution Compass profile result just did not add up.

Recommended Reading
The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier

The Coaching Habit proves the idea that if you want a better solution you need to ask a better question. And what better way to ask great questions than through coaching? Michael Bungay Stanier makes this so clear and accessible.

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish is one of the most important books in my collection. Throughout my years as a coach, and previously as an executive leader in organisations, I have never found a tool as simple and structured as the Scaling Up methodology.

Principles by Ray Dalio

Scaling Up by Verne Harnish is one of the most important books in my collection. Throughout my years as a coach, and previously as an executive leader in organisations, I have never found a tool as simple and structured as the Scaling Up methodology.

Teaming by Amy C. Edmondson

In Teaming, the real power of this work is that it provides a supportive framework for understanding and responding to the dynamics of teams, and, specifically, how to use that dynamic in creating collective learning. This is a really practical resource, filled with ideas and strategies.

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni

Patrick’s model is my go-to when working with any team, as teamwork is still a rarity. This is because teams are made up of imperfect human beings and are therefor inherently dysfunctional.

The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack and Bo Burlingham

The Great Game of Business taps into the power of the game mindset to resolve the conflict between people and profit, unlocking into the competitive spirit of every person.

Compassionate Leadership Series
Compassionate Leadership Insights: #1 Potential

In my first ever job, I had a very special and unlikely guide. When I was a fresh, young and eager employee, Mr Smith, as we called him, coached, mentored and taught me the ropes. So, what made Mr Smith so special and unlikely? Although I worked for him…

Compassionate Leadership Insights: #2 Decisive Action

It was unfortunate for everyone that by the time the financial controller had started her new job, the company’s needs for the role had changed. The company took the route many companies do – to wait for the employee to work him or herself out…

Compassionate Leadership Insights: #3 Vulnerability

β€œI’ve just had my 360-degree review and the feedback I received was that I’m unpredictable,” said my client. β€œAnn, next week, could you please sit down with all of them, thank them for the feedback and ask them what I should do to better myself?”

Compassionate Leadership Insights: #4 Breakthrough

Sonny and Cher cue up on the radio alarm clock – it’s 6am andΒ Groundhog Day, again. Β This is how I felt recently on one project, where the same topic came up for discussion again, as it had over and over before. Have you ever been in such a meeting, stuck in a loop…

Compassionate Leadership Insights: #5 Empathy

Last week I came across an article from the BBC entitled, β€œThe boss who put everyone on 70K” (linked below). Of course, this got my immediate attention. What did that mean? What happened? Dan Price, a successful founder of a card payment company…

Compassionate Leadership Insights: #6 Agility

Jack be nimble; Jack be quick; Jack jump over the candlestick. Mother Goose was right. With life moving faster, change is becoming normal and the way we navigate the world’s complexities are becoming even more intricate. Agility is perhaps our most important skill.

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