Our Approach: Finding Your Direction
Our method leverages a strengths-based approach to effect positive change. We move beyond a problem solving mentality to cultivate and amplify existing strengths to initiate positive organizational and individual movement.
To move forward requires navigational tools--maps and guideposts that identify pathways, destinations and places of interest along the way. Scaffolding any journey are the intentions that take you from where you are to where you want to be and the best way to get there. Along the way, you may encounter obstacles, opportunities or new information that lead to course adjustments. To plot your route, a compass that points you in the right direction is a necessity. At Compass, we help you create a personal and/or organizational compass grounded in Nexus, Synergy, Efficacy and Wisdom.
From the Latin verb nectere typically translated as to bind, fasten or tie, nexus has evolved to mean linking relevant factors with core objectives. Nexus is about core values and strengths and how they link to goals, intentions and actions. These interconnections give meaning to content and context.
Synergy occurs when the combination of elements produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual parts. As the southern point on our compass, this reflects moving toward a direction of expansion and possibility, where individual factors, when combined, can lead to extraordinary results.
Self-efficacy relates to the belief in the capacity to produce outcomes through one’s own actions. It requires self-awareness to be able to read situations and accurately evaluate capabilities. As the eastern point on our compass, self-efficacy beliefs guide realistic goal setting, promote resistance to interference with goals and influence the ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Wisdom contemplates knowledge and insight coupled with judgment as to behavior and action. Wisdom is a product of synthesizing and interpreting experiences, learning from our own actions and those of others, being able to see the big picture as well as the details. As the western point of our compass, wisdom is an ever-evolving mechanism for decoding what was, understanding what is and planning for what will be.
We can guide you and your organization through creating a unique compass anchored in Nexus, Synergy, Efficacy and Wisdom to define and inform intention and activity in service of personal and organizational goals.