Most importantly, how are you feeling about (life, the universe, and) everything, and are you keeping centred, appreciating the stillness, feeling optimistic? I hope so.
The eight points of the POSITIVE Compass are as follows:
P URPOSE – why do you exist? What are you seeking to achieve? How will that need to change in the new reality?
O RGANISATION – are you structured to deliver your Purpose? Will you need to work within a more sustainable envelope?
S ERVICE – translate your Purpose into a service mission – what does it look like, feel like, sound like, to employees, volunteers, customers, suppliers, stakeholders and your community?
I NNOVATION – in the aftermath of a crisis, some of the greatest advances are made. How will you change? How will you quantum leap to recover, and to compete, sustainably?
T ELLING STORIES – communicate your Purpose, every day, to all your audiences. Communication is the lifeblood of any enterprise.
I NCENTIVE – Times are tough, and attaining new heights and new ways of doing things is tough! Incentivise and motivate yourself and your team – effectively, kindly, fairly, sustainably.
V ERDICT – the numbers are only part of the story. What are the questions you must ask? How will you set targets and monitor progress – and how will that be different from what you were doing before?
E NERGY – leadership is lonely! Find ways to keep going, even when the going is tough. Because tomorrow is another day, and you’ve got to do it all again…
The POSITIVE Compass facilitates both analysis/diagnosis, and planning/implementation. Each element in turn points to tools, techniques and tips that you can learn and utilise to achieve the POSITIVE outcome you want. The more you apply, the more success you will have.
If you would like to know more about the POSITIVE approach to business and organisational success, do contact me. There’s no obligation and it’s always good to talk!