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Mission, vision and strategic planning

Peter Drucker, a leading expert in management theory says that there are two questions that every organization must answer. 1. What is our business? 2. What will our business be? The first question has to do with mission (i.e. what we do and why); the second, with vision (i.e. the aspiration to grow, improve or […]

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Ingredients of a successful strategic visioning retreat

What follows is an interview Associate Dan Hess (JDH) conducted with former AAI Principal Jerry Kennell following a visioning retreat held at Philadelphia Mennonite High School (PMHS). JDH: Let’s begin at the beginning. What is strategic visioning, Jerry? Kennell: Farmers don’t plow anymore, but when they did, they made straight furrows by picking a fence […]

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