Monthly Archives: March 2016

Aligning Personal and Corporate Mission and Core Values

Is your personal mission statement consistent with the mission statement of the place you are serving? Authentic leaders know who they are and why they are where they are.

In his classic book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes about the tragedy of spending 70–80 years here on this earth without really living. The key to a meaningful life, according to Covey, is to identify your mission and go for it! The tragedy is drifting through life reacting to circumstances rather than proactively living according to an identified purpose. What is your identified and articulated purpose for life? Remember, it doesn’t count unless it is written down.

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Delegating: Down and Up

Leaders of Christian schools give assignments to their staffs. They assign teachers to teach, principals or teacher leaders to manage affairs within a building, counselors to counsel students, custodians to clean schools, etc. In the smallest schools, leaders may do some of the jobs themselves and assign very little to others. The most common synonym for assign is delegate.

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