My Mission Is…

Throughout my career, I have helped many entrepreneurs fine-tune their business plans. I am also in the process of developing my own. As we all know, it is common practice for organizations to develop mission statements to provide employees a clear purpose.

If you take an honest assessment of your mission statement, does it unify, direct, and inspire employees to spend a significant part of their day fighting for your cause? As a leader, do you embody the mission?

Mission statements are more than just a public relations exercise.

Consider this one: “The Company’s primary objective is to maximize long-term stockholder value while adhering to the laws of the jurisdictions in which it operates and at all times observing the highest ethical standards.”

Shouldn’t all organizations strive for this? Does this mission statement motivate people to get out of their bed, sacrifice wages at times, and help them understand their role in achieving a collective goal?

When the mission, vision, and values of the organization fail to align with an employee’s value system, conflict arises.

While organizations are adapting to the economic challenge of a lifetime, now is the time to reevaluate your mission statements with renewed relevance.

Graphic: Nonprofit Hub


Food For Thought Friday

💡 If the world was blind, how would that influence what you buy, what you say, and what you do?

💡 Allowing people the creative freedom to reach the desired goal may surprise you with the end result.

💡 Monkey see monkey do. Garbage in, garbage out.

💡 Leadership is a product of inspiration, not manipulation.

💡 A negative mind does not produce a positive life.

💡 Positive and negative energy is contagious. Choose wisely.

💡 What will your eulogy say?

💡 Don’t be afraid to live a colorful life.

💡 There is purpose in each day. Be grateful for what the day brings.

💡 The only competition is you.