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A 2004 study of executives
at 365 companies showed 77% rely on CEO support to reinforce their ability to
act on company values.
VALUES - -
It is that time
of year when many of us are planning our strategy of what to do this year
and in the future to improve business. Current values and future
vision are key components of our business strategy.
corporate values, consider the ethics, behaviors, and attitudes you have
built a reputation on and for which you would like to be known. Don't
get hung up on using the perfect wording. Just make sure the
appropriate feelings and emotions are realized when the value statement or
bullets are read aloud.
- - VISION - -
we talked about strategic planning, SWOT analysis, and goal setting to help
us accomplish our mission and reach our vision. To write our
vision statement, as a group we need to consider what we want the company to
look like in 3 to 5 years from now. We should ask ourselves about the
type of business we are in or desire as well as products and services we
offer. We should also understand who our target customers are and what
type of employees we need to serve them.
should get us on our way to a better and more achievable strategic plan for
improving our business in the future.
general tips and activities on creating a team mission statement, see my
2006-01 on Mission
Once we have established our values
and vision, we need to communicate them both internally and externally.
To communicate internally, we can use a computerized slide show to present
to various management levels and other employees. To communicate
externally, we should place our statements on our website and in appropriate
marketing materials sent to customers. External communication may
require the use of a web or publishing expert knowledgeable in current
software applications for a quick turnaround and a professional look..
comes from a clear vision of what the corporation ought to be, from a
well-thought-out strategy to achieve that vision, and from carefully
conceived and communicated directions and plans that enable everyone to
participate and be publicly accountable in achieving those plans."
- Max DePree (author
of "Leadership is an Art")
Fine Lee, author of the book “R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach”
has put a few tips on YouTube to help with improving meetings. The
educational and humorous videos cover topics such as problem solving, key
components, rabbit trails, and how to stay awake in meetings.
Click topics below to watch videos on YouTube.
Please rate and share your favorite.
R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's
Where can the Meeting Wizard be heard in
First Quarter 2008?
See schedule on
To be added to
Meeting Wizard's calendar to speak at your
program or to facilitate your meeting