Compass and the Radar: The Art of Building a Rewarding Career While Remaining True to Yourself – Paolo Gallo

With a creative and engaging mix of coaching practice, management theories, case studies and personal story-telling, this book helps readers to identify both their own compass – which relates to integrity, passion and internal value systems – and radar – which helps them to understand organizational complexity and ‘read’ workplace dynamics and situations.

The Compass and the Radar is founded on a series of searching questions that will enable anyone to find their compass and radar to achieve personal success.

How can I find out what my real strengths and talents are?
  • Do I love what I do?
  • How can I find a job with a company that truly reflects my values?
  • What is the price I am willing to pay for a meaningful and rewarding career?
  • How should I define a successful career?

Key chapters offer practical tools, as well as insights on the trade-offs and difficult choices that everyone will need to make at some point in their career – all of which will underline the importance of having the most robust moral compass.

In the midst of a volatile and uncertain world, one in which technology, AI and digital resources are transforming working environments, The Compass and the Radar allows readers to pause, reflect, and consider who they are, what they stand for, and how to remain free.


Over the last 30 years, Paolo Gallo has been Chief Human Resources Officer at the World Economic Forum in Geneva; Chief Learning Officer at The World Bank in Washington DC; and Director of Human Resources at the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development in London.

Paolo is a Chartered Fellow of the FCIPD, UK, and Certified Leadership Coach. He has worked in more than 80 countries, and teaches regularly at Hult-Ashridge and Bocconi University business schools. He writes for Harvard Business Review and is a regular contributor to the World Economic Forum Agenda Blog, Forbes and LINC Magazine Italy

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