The Compass of Success
the rules to have a successful carreer, while remaining free
«The most important jouney is not the one in distant lands but within ourselves»
This book starts from powerful questions such as: how can I find out what are my strength and talent? Do you love what you do? How can I understand the complexity of organizations? How can I find a job in a company that fits with my values? How can I build trust and meaningful relations? What is the price you are willing to pay, the difficult trade-off, the time to go? How can I protect my ethical values, while remain free? What really matters? How can I then define a successful career?
The book explains with a creative and engaging mix of coaching, management theories short cases and storytelling, how you can find your compass, you true passion, how to find the job that fully fits with your talent and values. Then the author helps to intelligently use your radar to understand organizations, their cultures, how to decode complexity and build authentic trust and cooperation. The author offers meaningful questions, reflections and many helpful and practical tools to find a job and on developing a moral compass, a solid value system that will anchor you with your jobs, whatever it will be. Chapters like the “Price you pay,” and “The pact with the devil” will offer practical tools, thoughts and learning about trade-off and difficult choices that everybody will have to make in their careers and, again, how important is to have a strong moral compass. By reading Paolo’s book, the very same concept of successful career will be radically transformed in something very different from our current mental model, more profound and relevant to all of us, not only for few elected. The new concept of what is a successful career and what really matters, will contribute to improving the way we relate to each other as human beings while having a successful career.
In the mist of the 4th industrial revolution, in an age of radical transformation and upheaval, we need to anchor our being to our values. The “Compass of success” helps us to pause and reflect about who we are, what do we stand for and how to remain free.
Paolo Gallo is the Chief Human Resources Officer at the World Economic Forum. The author has been the Chief Learning Officer at the World Bank in Washington DC and Director of Human Resources at the EBRD in London. Paolo Gallo has worked in more than 70 countries and also at the International Finance Corporation in Washington DC and, at the beginning of his c. areer ,at Citigroup in Milan, London and New York. Paolo Gallo is a certified coach at Georgetown University, he graduated from Bocconi University in Milan and Chartered Fellow FCIPD, UK, collaborates with Bocconi University and Hult-Ashridge Business School UK and he is a regular author and for the World Economic Forum agenda Blog, Forbes and HBR Italia