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1 Mission Statements What is a Mission Statement?
Why write a Mission Statement? How do I write a Mission Statement?

2 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
In the best-selling book 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, author Sean Covey lists the seven things that teens should do to on their path to a successful life.

3 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens ~ Sean Covey
BE PROACTIVE – Take responsibility for your life. BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND – Define your mission and goals in life. PUT FIRST THINGS FIRST – Prioritize, and do the most important things first. THINK WIN-WIN – Have an everyone-can-win attitude. SEE FIRST TO UNDERSTAND, THEN TO BE UNDERSTOOD – Listen to people sincerely. SYNERGIZE – Work together to achieve more. SHARPEN THE SAW – Renew yourself regularly. D R A F T

4 WHO ARE YOU? The sum total of your attitude, beliefs, values, feelings, & reputation stays with you. How will YOU be remembered?

5 Mission Statement mission statement — n an official statement of the aims and objectives of a business or other organization World English Dictionary (source:

6 Examples of Mission Statements
The next few slides contain examples of mission statements. Read through each mission statement and consider what each statement says about the organization.

7 St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Mission Statement
The mission of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System is to provide a high-quality education for all students, resulting in life-long learners who can contribute positively to the society in which they live.

8 Lakeview Regional Medical Center Mission Statement
“Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve. In pursuit of our mission, we believe the following value statements are essential and timeless. We recognize and affirm the unique and intrinsic worth of each individual. We treat all those we serve with compassion and kindness. We act with absolute honesty, integrity and fairness in the way we conduct our business and the way we live our lives. We trust our colleagues as valuable members of our healthcare team and pledge to treat one another with loyalty, respect and

9 Dole Food Company Mission Statement
Dole Food Company, Inc. is committed to supplying the consumer and our customers with the finest, high-quality products and to leading the industry in nutrition research and education. Dole supports these goals with a corporate philosophy of adhering to the highest ethical conduct in all its business dealings, treatment of its employees, and social and environmental policies.

10 Habit 2 Begin with the end in mind.
What is your mission statement? Consider your principles. Values Morals Beliefs The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make - Page 26 My Mission Statement is… …To be the best I can be. …To continue to be a role model to my younger cousins. …To graduate from high school and college. …To continue to help people with their situations. …To be a good student. …To be a wife and mother later in life. …To be a successful business woman/owner. …To one day save a lot of money and help the needy. …To donate my organs to someone who needs them when I die. D R A F T

11 Sources: Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Covery, Sean. The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens. New York: Fireside, 2006. "District Handbook for Students and Parents." St. Tammany Parish Public Schools. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug "Fortune 500 Mission Statements." Fortune 500 Mission Statements. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Aug "Home - Lakeview Regional Medical Center." Home - Lakeview Regional Medical Center. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Aug D R A F T

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