Since leaving NASA in 1981, I have spent considerable time trying to decide what I want to be when I grow up … if I ever do. During those periods of reflection, my mission, both personal and professional, became “helping people create better tomorrows.” Once I settled on that, I had to determine what steps must be taken to accomplish that mission. After […]
To achieve long-term success, organizations must focus the appropriate amount of attention on Mission, Vision, and Values, my simple definitions of which are:
We sometimes engage in organization development (OD) activities before we know what is causing us to believe that we need to make the organization better. We tend to be more comfortable trying to identify and remove the symptoms rather than the causes of any barriers to excellence.