Leadership Book of Virtues: Personal Mission Statement

This semester I’m enrolled in Moral Dimensions of Leadership.  Every assignment in the course becomes part of our final artifact, a leadership book of virtues.  I will be sharing most portions of this book in order to effectively communicate my thoughts on moral leadership as well as to receive feedback on my writing and critical thinking.

My personal mission statement should serve as my statement of moral purpose (why I exist), as well as an illustration of what I hope to do and achieve.  I’ve been told it should be “infused with passion” to make it compelling, inspiring and energizing.

So, do you think I’ve created an effective mission statement?

I am an intelligent, driven woman with a passion for communication and technology.  Through continued study, collaboration, practice, writing and instruction, I will inspire higher education professionals to constantly reexamine how we communicate with students of all ages and backgrounds.  I want to see evolving communication techniques directly contribute to the attainment of educational goals and improve engagement among all members of the higher education community.

I welcome your feedback and constructive criticism.

Update: As I work on my self-assessment of my second year of my doctoral program, I looked at my mission statement again, and realized it had changed slightly since it was posted on this blog. My personal missions statement, in its current form, is:

I am an intelligent, driven woman with a passion for communication and technology. Through continued study, collaboration, practice, writing and instruction, I will inspire higher education professionals to constantly reexamine how we communicate. I want to see evolving communication techniques directly contribute to the attainment of educational goals and improve engagement among all members of the higher education community.

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