|The Leadership Compass allowed for us to understand how someone "primary direction" might impact the working style. All directions have profound strengths and potential weaknesses, and every person is seen as capable of growing in each direction.|
|Notice how all of the "Norths" are standing and many of them have their arms crossed? It's "let's talk business time." Not surprisingly, they also finished way before any other group|
|The East "visionaries" when asked to plan a trip had decided exactly how the water would feel and look.|
|The "Wests" moved carefully through this process. They followed the procedure explained while being thoughtful and introspective|
|The Souths were careful in ensuring that each voice was heard and that the feelings were validated.|
The rest of the day was filled with Roundtable breakout discussions based on affinity groups, lunch, a tutorial on Performance Measures by Debra Lytle from CNCS, and breakout discussion groups where Char spoke to the Supervisors and I spoke with the VISTAs (which for me was kind of tease as our session was WAY too short). It was a packed day that went by quickly and made me really excited for host site visits and the Fall Retreat. I decided to end this post with a couple of lists that I've generated in reflection from the day:
3. Overestimate the amount the average person needs coffee. Remove coffee when all parties start to shake
4. Conference rooms seem to always be too cold, assure others you are working on getting it fixed and perhaps consider collecting a box of chunky sweaters for emergencies (Holiday sweater season seems like an opportune time for this endeavor)
5. Seeing the sense of humor in these things ensures that the rest of the conference runs relatively smoothly.
1. Where are the Bloody Marys?
2. Have you experienced a Channing Tatum encounter?
3. Which compass direction are you?
4. Will the cinnamon rolls be continually replenished with the coffee?
5. Why don’t we have more time together?