Summer, 2019
Dear Friends,

This latest edition of the Leadership Compass features an abundance of leading edge content. Please be sure to check-out the featured article, Deliberate Leadership In a Distracted World and don’t forget to download your complimentary copy of the Building a Culture of Accountability Organizational Roadmap.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to leadership excellence and best wishes for continued success in all of your endeavors.

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David O'Brien
Featured Article: 
Deliberate Leadership in a Distracted World
Although I have been fortunate to discover many leadership truths over the last 30 years, one truth continues to have the most far reaching benefit in my life. To be sure, there are numerous leadership lessons that have served me well, but all of them combined don’t equal the cumulative power of believing that there is no off switch on leadership. The truth is that every one of us can demonstrate leadership in every role we play, not just at work but everywhere, every day. 
While most leaders would be quick to acknowledge the opportunity this truth presents, most would also agree that it’s a challenge to seize the opportunity at every juncture. Despite the fact that real leadership is so desperately needed in all corners of our society today, the multitude of distractions we face often prevent us from not only seeing the opportunity but seizing it too.
In The News &
Upcoming Events
WorkChoice Solutions Releases Culture of Accountability Roadmap
In response to the wide spread popularity and increased need for our Building a Culture of Accountability program, WCS has created the Building a Culture of Accountability Organizational Roadmap to help guide organizations. The roadmap presents a proven framework that has been utilized in both for-profit and non-profit sectors to create meaningful and measurable results toward a culture of accountability. Download your copy of the Building a Culture of Accountability Organizational Roadmap.
David O'Brien to Present New Program on
 The Employee Experience at SHRM Event
David will be the featured speaker at the Human Resource Leadership Association of Eastern CT’s monthly dinner meeting on August 7, 2019 at Norwich Public Utilities in Norwich, CT. His presentation, The Employee Experience, Understanding Your Role in Creating a Fantastic Workplace explores the role that all employees (not just HR) must play in creating a culture of excellence that attracts, retains and develops top talent. This highly interactive program will allow participants the opportunity to take the Building a Culture of Accountability conversation to the next level. To learn more, please visit the HRLA website.
David O'Brien to Deliver Accountability Keynote at SHRM HR Summit
David will be the keynote speaker at the Southern CT Chapter of SHRM’s annual HR Summit on September 19, 2019 at UCONN’s Stamford campus.
His keynote presentation, Creating a Culture of Accountability is a 1-hour executive overview of his popular Building a Culture of Accountability workshop.This interactive presentation provides participants with an actionable framework for garnering executive sponsorship and for helping to create a culture of accountability. To learn more, please visit the SOCT SHRM website.
David O'Brien is Pleased to Announce the WorkChoice Solutions Core Capabilities Profile
As WorkChoice Solutions enters its 20th year of helping organizations maximize their leadership and employee potential, Founder and President, David O’Brien is pleased to share a new and expanded profile of our Core Capabilities. From development training and coaching to succession planning and corporate retreats, learn why WorkChoice Solutions is a trusted organizational development partner to so many organizations. To view or download the Core Capabilities profile please click here.
Featured Program:
The Employee Experience, Discovering Your Role
in Creating a Fantastic Workplace
Today’s do-more-with-less workplace climate has produced an unprecedented need for employee engagement and accountability. It has also produced an unparalleled opportunity for all employees to play an active role in building a culture of excellence that helps attract and retain top talent. A key factor in being able to seize this opportunity is the capacity to demonstrate personal accountability and leadership regardless of job title, role or function. Not surprisingly, this capacity is most often driven by clarity and purpose both of which result from a heightened awareness of expectations and corresponding workplace behavioral choices that impact culture. 
With the war for talent raging across every sector, every employee has a stake in not just their employer’s ability to attract and retain high performing talent but also in the realization of organizational objectives that drive sustainability. Included in this high impact, high content presentation is a review of the three most common barriers to a fantastic workplace as well as the behavioral choices that either foster or inhibit workplace success. Additionally, the program provides a meaningful framework leveraging best practice strategies for helping all employees to understand and embrace their role in the employee experience. Participants can expect to leave the presentation with new tools that can be applied immediately to help build a fantastic workplace for all stakeholders.

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Thought To Consider

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