Why do organizations create mediocre mission statements? Where is the innovation?

Over the years, I’ve seen my fair share of poorly written mission statements.  The steps to creating them, in my opinion accurately represented by the cartoon, quickly become one more activity that is turned into a repeatable process my some well-meaning consultant. Have you noticed what’s missing from most mission statements? Any kind of innovation and creativity.  What is […]

Whats wrong with the mission statement

Innovation Antibodies: Thanks but no thanks for your ideas … now please go away

The innovation antibodies are alive and well in every organization that I’ve ever been involved with.  Some people just can’t help themselves.  They feel like they have the right and obligation to educate the person as to why their ideas won’t work. By allowing these people to operate unchecked, leaders signal to the organization that new […]