Is Your Mission a ‘Maybe’, a ‘Moment’, or a ‘Movement’?

A company's mission, vision, and values next to an hourglass

Q #1: How do you respond to overused terminology in a mission statement?    Are the terms “mission” and “mission statement” in that category for you? Well, hang in there for another 393 words and see if you gain a new insight or two. We think you will. Something familiar: Any mission statement describes what […]

What’s “Professional Values” Got to Do With It?

Core values of a company on a blackboard in chalk and a heart

The famous words from Tina Turner’s song “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” may resonate in some minds as we recently observed a day of “love”. What love is to relationships, values are to organizations. Leaders and teams often wrestle through difficult decisions and sometimes the outcomes of those decisions are unpopular. The process […]

Why are Values Important to Name and Rank?

Business man climbs the building blocks of core values

Imagine yourself stranded in a remote wilderness setting. You decide where: desert, forest, island, ocean. You decide the season: spring, summer, fall, winter. You have limited resources: food, clothing, beverages, other supplies. Your communication device(s) have 26% battery life. You’ve learned that rescue personnel will not get to you for another 72 hours. Now, due […]