Category Archives: mission

Tips for Testing Your Strategic Plan

Here are some questions I will be asking in the next few months, “tips” for my clients, new and existing, regarding strategy and execution.  Some are for-profit companies and some are non-profits. All have at stake their own success and … Continue reading

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Should Your Mission Statement Read "Guess Again"?

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepared to address the nation and world on his latest strategy for unpopular U.S. military involvement in Afghanistan, I saw a parallel to how many leaders get in “over their heads” with both personal and … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: Mr. Holland’s Opus

“Good work enriches the world and also enriches the worker.” – Scott Russell Sanders “What is your favorite movie?”  This is a fairly common question and a good conversation starter as well, because we can learn so much about a … Continue reading

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Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies: Apollo 13

Successful Failure: Knowing What is Most Important NowToday’s post is number four of my series on Movies That Teach – Finding Your Character in Your Five Favorite Movies.  I have covered three movies to date: Groundhog Day, Elizabeth, and The … Continue reading

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Why did you become a leader?

Let’s get this started correctly: there are no born leaders. Not you, not that person you admire, not any of the “greats” from history…there is no such thing as a “born leader”. Leaders are made. Leaders are developed. Leaders are … Continue reading

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Identity is Destiny

This morning was a disaster. I decided to try out the new website administrator tool that my web host had installed. (I have known my main business website has needed a serious overhaul for some time.) My home page needed … Continue reading

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