We have a Mission and a Vision … Why? Oh Why? Isn’t Anything Getting Done?

We have a Mission and a Vision. Now What? I recently had lunch with a client, and we were talking through what he described as a dysfunctional leadership team. He had been on the team a short while and was already frustrated with the bickering and polarized camps. The company had a clearly articulated mission and vision. It had a very mature business plan and a large, capable, employee complement. Still, there was a problem. There seemed to be a gap between the organization’s mission, vision,…

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You have been on a Board of Directors for four meetings and you are already frustrated?

I have been coaching a client who serves on Board of Directors that is responsible for an organization with a large budget, a huge staff complement and services that impact thousands of clients and their families. She was super frustrated with her work after only the two months into her 4-year term. She explained that two ‘camps’ had developed within the Board of Directors which effectively cancelled out any initiative that came from one side or the other. The organization’s senior staff were closing ranks because…

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