Start with Values and Purpose
This is a hard one for me. I’m a process person. I way too quickly look at how to do something, not asking why. If you start with, and stick with, and often refer back to, your purpose and values, life just gets easier. Decisions are already made for you!
But there is a counter-thought: Culture trumps all!
“Culture will eat your mission statement in a heartbeat.”
— Ike Reighard
Simple observation: culture isn’t process based either, although you might try a process to learn and clarify your culture. You might want to check out Culture Bus.
Do you have a crystal clear purpose statement? Amazing how hard it is to come up with a simple purpose statement!
Last Updated: 11/10/2014
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