Parenting is hard. As our children were growing up, we knew that our two were not the same - they were unique. One loved structure and having all the details listed before taking action. The other child embraced detours, and felt empowered with a loose framework filled with options. Raising these two different children called for different parenting techniques.
Articles | Mission
Vision and mission statements guide most organizations and businesses. Very few, however, are backed with a set of operating guidelines that clearly spell out how they are to be lived in day-to-day activities.
Lack of these operating guidelines may be the reason why many businesses and organizations are stuck, despite having grand and compelling statements of vision and mission.
Southwest Airlines is a prime example of an organization that has profited from a set of very simple, very concrete and very consistent operating principles.