“This nation should dedicate itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth.” ~ John F. Kennedy. With these famous words from President Kennedy’s special address to the U.S. Congress in 1961, the standard for leadership would forever be established for evolving organizations the world over.
It’s something that even history’s great entrepreneurs have set aside as an “I’ll get around to it later” kind of thing, however the power of a focused vision and mission statement can set wheels in motion for an organization-wide metamorphosis that will not only empower, but often surprise. Just ask student time-management and organizational behavior pioneers, Premier Agendas, in Bellingham, Washington.
With a story book ascent to the top of student time-management and planning through the mid 1990’s and 2000’s (revenues of $3 Million U.S. in 1992 to $130 Million U.S. in 2008), Premier Agendas literally rewrote the industry book through an unprecedented period of revenue growth and market acquisition during this inspired time (24 million students using Premier planners in 2008).
However, as with all great eras and enterprises, the time for reinvention came along. Fortunately, as had been the case from the onset of Premier’s entry onto the North American education scene, Q-Power was there to help usher in a bold new vision and era through a collaborative stakeholder exercise that would define an exciting new strategic focus for the industry innovators.