A comprehensive new book from the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL®) leverages decades of research to help individuals, teams, and entire organizations elevate their leadership skills through highly practical insights and advice.
Compass: Your Guide for Leadership Development and Coaching explores more than 50 leadership competencies – from the “Fundamental Four” of communication, influence, learning agility, and self-awareness to resilience, risk-taking, time management and vision. Each chapter of the book, co-authored by Peter Scisco, Elaine Biech, and George Hallenbeck, includes tips for helping leaders gauge their mastery of different competencies and the steps they can take to improve.
The book, developed in part for leaders looking to develop specific competencies in themselves and others, is also designed for training and development professionals — either inside companies or working as independent consultants — who can use Compass as a coaching tool and blueprint for leader development plans. For leaders concerned with their development, dedicated to developing their people for more responsibility, and committed to organizational sustainability, this book can be a valuable resource.
Says Dr. Vicki L. Flaherty of IBM Executive Leadership Development: “The authors have done a brilliant job of combining a ‘self-help’ book for leaders with a guide for professionals who are in the business of developing leaders. As a leader, the book is like having your own personal coach with its wealth of insights, self-reflective questions, and online tools. As an industrial/organizational psychologist, I appreciate the years of research that underpin the ideas and the potential to apply the many resources for executive leadership programs I develop and deliver.”
“This superb resource will help leaders at every level accelerate their own performance while also coaching others on how to reach their leadership potential,” CCL President and CEO John R. Ryan said.