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Your Vision for the Future

My last post talked about developing strategic alignment within your organization. The first step in accomplishing this is to develop a clear, agreed-upon vision and strategy. The essential task of any leader is to discuss and determine with your boards and with your staff what the “main thing” is for your school.

I often find that there is some confusion between mission and vision. For the purpose of this series of articles, vision is aspirational. It should be a short statement describing the clear and inspirational long-term desired change resulting from an organization’s or program’s work.
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Mission-Minded Biblical Worldview Integration: Elements of Effectiveness

In lesson and unit planning, beginning with the end in mind helps to bring about the results we seek. The same is true for a school’s mission. Why does your school exist? What is its purpose? Leadership guru Simon Sinek says, “People don’t buy what you do; they buy why you do it.”

So let’s begin with the end in mind. Why does your school exist? Do you have a mission statement? Is your mission statement alive, affecting the heart and life of your school?

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