Mission, then Measurement
Last week, thanks to an E-Update I received from the Gathering, I read this article by Bob Buford. While the article is mostly about savoring each day, and living each day with purpose, it was this paragraph that resonated with me:
“Peter Drucker, the manager guru of all time, whom I met with two to four times a year in those Halftime years, always drew me back to a single question: “Yes, but to what end?” He taught me over and over that “mission comes first,” then comes measurement.”
Two great questions: What is our mission? How are we measuring how well we accomplish that mission?
We’re wrestling with that question of measurement right now at FYI. We’re using some grant funds to assess how well we are doing what we say is our mission: leveraging research into resources that elevate leaders, kids, and families.
How about you? How are you measuring your mission? We at FYI would love to learn from you…
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