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Many organizations publicly define who they are
through their vision, mission, and values statements. You can do the same as
individuals. This exercise is very similar
to organizational vision, mission, and values statement writing; there are
slight modifications from the organizational format with respect to length,
focus, and purpose. Keep in mind, this exercise is very introspective. It
can be very challenging if taken seriously, and it can change your life. You
are to write a Personal Philosophy of Leadership through your construction of a
personal vision, mission, and values statement. You may wish to review the
grading rubric prior to starting.
Vision Statement—the vision statement is a statement
of what is possible; it is a picture of the future. Write a statement on what
is possible for you and what the picture of the future is for you. This may be 1
paragraph (5–6 sentences) and up to a page. This
is not an organizational vision statement. It is a personal vision statement; there
are differences.
Mission Statement—the mission statement answers the
vision. If your vision statement is to be or to do XYZ (what is possible), your
mission statement is that you accomplish your vision by ABC (your reflections,
thoughts, and method). This is a little
different than the short corporate mission statements. This mission
statement is a philosophy or creed that focuses on your character, your
contributions or achievements, and on the values or principles upon which your
attitudes are based. You may call it your Personal Constitution. You must
answer the following: What is my purpose in life? What really counts? What do I
want to accomplish in life? What legacy would you like to leave? You must also
weave into this statement what type of leader you want to be, what your purpose
is as a leader, and what legacy you would like to leave as a leader. To earn
the greatest amount of points, the inclusion of a Christian worldview in this
assignment is strongly encouraged; you should be praying and seeking God’s
guidance in this exercise. Write a statement that includes all of the above
material. This must be well thought out. This is not an “hour before it is due”
exercise; that will be obvious. This statement is expected to be a minimum of 3–4
pages in length. This is not an
organizational mission statement. It is a personal mission statement; there are
Values Statement—in bullet form, list 5–10 values that
are most important to you by which you would want others to define you. This is not an organizational values statement. It
is a personal values statement; there are differences.
References—this paper must be at least 5 pages and include
a minimum of 5–7 references to ground your thoughts. Use proper, current APA
formatting for in-text citations and for the final reference page. Acceptable
sources include the course textbooks, scholarly articles published within the
last five years from Jerry Falwell’s Library. 
Note: Your assignment will be
checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.