Fall 2022

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the fall 2022 edition of the Leadership Compass. In it, you’ll find a wide range of resources that reflect the current state of leadership. Please be sure to check out my featured article, The Leadership Communication Trap as it applies to leaders everywhere. 

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David O'Brien

Featured Article:

The Leadership Communication Trap

Jim was a general manager of a medium-sized consumer goods manufacturer that had seen the usual shift in business strategy caused by intense global competition. He was by most measures a successful leader who consistently produced excellent bottom line results.


As the market became saturated with foreign competition, Jim’s business unit underwent some tough cost-cutting measures in an effort to survive. Employees who had been with the company for many years often commented that they had never seen so much change in such a short period of time. 

In The News &
Upcoming Events

David O’Brien to Present Discovering the Leader in You Program at 19th Annual Conference

David will be the keynote speaker at the 19thannual conference of the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling on October 20, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Hotel in Glastonbury, CT. 

His presentation, Discovering The Leader In You explores the key dimensions of leadership success while helping participants to define their leadership formula based on their unique set of skills, experiences, and values. 

To learn more or to register, please visit CONNECTICUT COUNCIL on PROBLEM GAMBLING.

David O’Brien to present Webinar

Delegating As a Leadership Strategy Webinar

David will be delivering the 90-minute version of his popular Delegating As a Leadership Strategy webinar on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Effective delegation is a skill which requires careful planning, patience, solid coaching, and effective communication skills. It also requires a clear understanding of what to delegate, when to delegate, and how to delegate in a way that maximizes employee productivity and performance. 

In this highly interactive program, participants explore proven tools and processes that help to optimize team capacity through the use of effective delegation strategies. The webinar is FREE and open to the public, but registration is required. Please visit here for more information or to register for this webinar.

David O’Brien featured on the Podcast
Leading From The Front with Dr. Gary McGrath

David was recently the featured guest on the Leading From The Front podcast with well-known leadership expert Dr. Gary McGrath. In this episode David and Gary discuss what it means to lead in uncertain and chaotic times and why leadership clarity and purpose are so critically important during the pandemic.

To tune-in to this podcast episode, please visit, WorkChoice Solutions, LLC Media Interviews.

The Building Team Clarity & Purpose Program is Back Live

In response to our unwavering commitment to deliver high quality content based on client needs and the shift in pandemic restrictions, the Building Team Clarity & Purpose program is back to being offered in a live delivery format. Delivered over a 6 to 10-week timeframe, the 3-part series of team development modules is designed to address the new workplace realities in a way that helps teams expand their awareness while also helping to reignite their clarity, sense of shared purpose and passion.

To learn more, please see the full program outline.

Leading in The Post-Pandemic Workplace
Now Available in 3 Delivery Formats

Based on the positive response from over five hundred participants around the country and interest from a wide range of clients, the Leading in the Post-Pandemic Workplace program is now available in three different delivery formats. The 90-minute version of the original 60-minute version allows participants to take a deeper dive on the Organizational Pulse Survey and the Team Reflection Questions and the 30-minute version is delivered as an Executive Summary of the research findings with an emphasis on key executive actions that will drive organizational success in the post-pandemic workplace.

To learn more, please contact David O’Brien.

Leadership Thought To Consider
Thought To Consider

"Curiosity and judgement cannot co-exist”

– Professor Francesca Gino 

Leadership Suggestion: Consider what this quote means in your world of work and in your role as a leader. Also try to uncover the leadership opportunity that it presents. 

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