We are all familiar with a compass. It’s purpose is to be an instrument used for navigation and orientation that shows direction relative to the geographic cardinal directions, or “points”. Not everyone is as familiar with the term ‘professional moral compass’. A professional moral compass can be described as a natural feeling, or person, that lets people know what is right and wrong and dictates how they should behave.
To get a better understanding of what a professional moral compass is and how you can serve in this role for your organization, replace the cardinal directions with leadership characteristics.
North/Integrity – possession of firm principles: the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards, especially when no one is looking
South/Forgiveness – the act of pardoning somebody for a mistake or wrongdoing, with a goal of improving them and yourself
East/Compassion – empathy for the suffering of others, often including a desire to help
West/Responsibility – accountability: the state, fact, or position of being accountable to somebody or for something
Lone Star Peak Performance would love to sharpen your team’s skill using compasses through our Team Orienteering Challenge and knowledge of professional moral compasses with our leadership development programs.