From mantra to mission
Yesterday you dusted off your strategic plan and watched a 5-minute video on making mantra.
Before we get going, you might want to download my MVP strategic Plan document here. It is just a simple word document to save you a few minutes.
One word of caution: This is an imperfect science. The most important thing is that what you develop works for you. If some part of your plan isn’t technically correct, don’t sweat it.
Mantra: What you focus on each day.
Mission: Why your organization exists or why you lead.
Step 1: Review your list of whys and whats from yesterday.
Step 2: Prioritize 3-5 words and arrange them into a statement that describes what outcomes you want from your leadership. This is your mantra.
My mantra: Lead strategically, every day. This mantra captures what I want the people I serve to do.
Step 3: Adapt your mantra into a one-sentence statement that states what you do related to your mantra.
My mission: Help leaders practice strategic behaviors daily. In my perfect world, I get to help leaders all day and I help them to specifically engage in daily strategic actions.
Optional: for fun, you can contrast my mission statement with a variety of school mission statements here.
Tomorrow: Vision and goals.
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