Thursday, November 12, 2015

Revisiting My Personal Mission Statement

My first blog post from May 10, 2013, I wrote about my Personal Mission Statement 2012. I only found it fitting to revisit the Mission Statement two and a half years later and see if anything has changed, there were a few questions that I kept in mind as I reviewed the statement:
   1.      Was it adequately written to the point where it would not need much future editing? Yes.
   2.      Did I hold myself accountable to the statement in which I produced? Yes.
   3.      Was the statement an accurate reflection of my core personal values? Yes.
   4.      Has the statement stood the test of time (well, 2.5 years)? Yes.

Mission Statement 2012
To be a catalyst of change: to promote, to inquire, and to understand change while intentionally maintaining a genuine concern for people. Meaningfully placing myself in positions to learn, to lead, and grow professionally with integrity and excellence.
-Seek ways to make a difference (professionally and personally)
-Continually expand my understanding of people as invaluable assets to an organization.

Updated Mission Statement 2015
To be a catalyst of change: to promote, to inquire, and to understand change while intentionally maintaining a genuine concern for people. Meaningfully placing myself in positions to learn, to lead, and grow professionally with integrity and excellence.
-Seek ways to make a difference (professionally and personally)
-Continually expand my understanding and connection of people as invaluable assets to an organization.
-Promote the better and unique understanding of people as invaluable assets to an organization.


What made this last bullet necessary for me to add to my Personal Mission Statement is after a few years of working as a professional and observing the people that work around me as peers, the people that directly report to me, the people I directly or indirectly report to, and my customers; I found that there is still a large gap regarding the connection between employee and business. 

By connection, I am meaning to say that, there is still a very unclear understanding that businesses are in business to make money, however, the employees and people of an organization are the most valuable asset that an organization possess. It is the organizations people that truly carry out the day to day function and operations of a business, by which it makes it money. My goal with the last bullet is the gain traction and understanding around the people of any organization at every level. 

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