The Compass Approach and 12 Maven CEO Groups

The Compass Approach - CoverThe Compass Approach is based on a  book authored by John King, “The Compass ApproachSuccessfully Charting Your Business By the Compass“.

The book covers the key aspects associated with running an organization, whether it is a for-profit or non-profit. Using the four major points of the compass as a guide you will navigate:

NorthBusiness Strategy – how to develop and communicate strategies and goals along with gaining commitment within your organization

EastBusiness and Organizational Structure – how to recognize the type of organizational structure that  is appropriate for your organization including the impact of change

SouthProcesses, Systems and People – recognizing that processes are enabled by systems and people along with the need for team building, mentoring & coaching, and overall alignment

WestCustomers, Suppliers and Your Brand – recognizing the need for key customers and suppliers to understand your strategic direction and how they need to support it. Also a discussion on creating an innovation environment to avoid disruptive business events that can impact your bottom line.

CenterImproved Results – covering the impact of following the four points of the compass to help you understand where you are and where you want to go to achieve your desired results.

In addition,  you’ll find:

  • Over two hundred individual “Compass Points to Ponder,” all of which will help you relate the content to your own organization
  • Tips for executives and managers who want to develop a better understanding of the “softer” management skills that can help you personally and your organization achieve improved results
  • Links to audio content on specific topics
  • A roadmap with describes the process and several of the analytical tools and processes available to you

The Compass Approach provides you a method to a navigate the triumphs and pitfalls of successful personal and team leadership to help build profitable extended relationships. Download a more detailed PDF description here.

Interested, contact John King for a complementary discussion on how The Compass Approach can help you achieve improved results personally and professionally. This book can be purchased in the following formats:

  • Hard Copy – Request through the button at the bottom of the page – Priced at $19.95 US shipping included for US Addresses.
Contact us to arrange for a hard copy of The Compass Approach priced at $19.95 US shipping included for US Addresses!
  • EBook Version is priced at $9.99 US plus applicable sales taxes

Video Interview:

Gale Heney of Haverhill Community Cable has a monthly program called Write Now. She conducted 2 half hour interviews discussing the content and writing of  The Compass Approach and the business philosophy behind it. This interview provides a good overview of the concepts behind The Compass Approach through the following  links:

Write it Now – Interview Session 1

Write It Now – Interview Session 2

12 Maven CEO Groups

The 12 Mavens Unique Approach to CEO Groups has been designed as a private Peer to Peer group of between 8-12 CEOs, Presidents and/or Executive Directors from non-competing organizations and guided by an expert executive coach. The group meets meet monthly to share/discuss and develop goals to address business issues as part of a structured facilitated session. The 12 Maven groups are focusing on privately held for profit and not for profit organizations with revenues between $1MM to $5MM  or $5MM to $100MM. A 12 Maven’s Group will help the members to:

  • Achieve greater success with your business through learning from others who have been in similar situations and can share solutions that work
  • Stimulate thinking by participating in forums with resident expert guest speakers
  • Develop extended relationships with like risk-minded individuals who can relate to your business challenges
  • Strengthen your business network and reach by leveraging the referral network of your personal 12 Maven group as well as other 12 Maven groups when appropriate
  • Leverage Headway Strategies Consulting experience personalized processes and support materials to help turn you and your organization’s goals into reality

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  • Participation in a forum to share issues/concerns that are affecting the members’ business
    • 4 hour monthly sessions in a structured & facilitated forum to share:
      • strategies and ideas
      • proven best practices from members
      • emerging topics & concerns
      • resources and past experiences
    • Initial Business Assessment using our  Strategic Growth Accelerator concept
    • Access to podcast collateral, recordings, video, and other information available through your membership
    • One 45 minute follow-up discussions with the facilitator each month
  • Other discounted services just for 12 Maven members

Download a more detailed PDF description on the 12 Maven offering – 12 Maven’s 1 page

Contact us to arrange for a discussion with John King on how the 12 Maven Unique CEO Group can help your business!

Additional Programs – The Six Week Compass Tune Up

The Six Week Compass Tune Up – a six week program where 8-10 business leaders meet weekly to focus on how to achieve improved results for their respective businesses based on the concepts presented in The Compass Approach. The weekly sessions are followed up with a personal coaching session with the workshop facilitator.

Contact us to arrange for a discussion with John King on how The Six Week Compass Tune Up can help your business!