THE STRATEGIC COMPASS Assignment Overview Develop the vision and mission statements for an organization. Measure these statements against the criteria for meaningful vision and mission statements, providing comprehensive support and justification. First, read the following article: Klag, M., Giroux, H., & Langley, A. (2012). Strategic planning at Saint Francis de Sales Schools. International Journal of Case Studies in Management (Online), 10(2), 1-20. Retrieved from ProQuest. Case Assignment Using the article above and the readings provided on the Background page of Module 1, write a 6- to 7-page paper in which you do the following: Using the criteria for development of quality, meaningful vision and mission statements, create the vision and mission statements for the Saint Francis de Sales Schools, providing comprehensive support for the statements you have developed. Keys to the Assignment The key aspects of this assignment that are to be covered in your paper include the following: State the criteria that you believe are essential to meaningful, quality vision and mission statements. Provide a minimum of five criteria for each of the two statements (vision and mission). Briefly justify each criterion (1-2 sentences for each). Using the criteria you have selected above, develop the vision and mission statements for the Saint Francis de Sales Schools. Next, using the criteria you have selected, justify the mission and vision statements you have developed. Give clear and convincing rationale for why – in light of events and circumstances discussed in the article – you believe that John Handover should adopt your version of the school’s vision and mission statements. Required Resources: Bass, B. M. (2007). Executive and strategic leadership. International Journal of Business, 12(1), 33–52. Retrieved from ProQuest. (See Attachment) Blumentritt, T. (2015, April 24). Introduction to strategic management. Youtube. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB90xGiWHIA Cady, S. H., Wheeler, J. V., DeWolf, J., & Brodke, M. (2011). Mission, vision, and values: What do they say? Organization Development Journal, 29(1), 63–78. Retrieved from ProQuest. (See Attachment) Klag, M., Giroux, H., & Langley, A. (2012). Strategic planning at Saint Francis de Sales Schools. International Journal of Case Studies in Management (Online), 10(2), 1–20. Retrieved from ProQuest. (See Attachment) McNamara, C. (2000). Basics of developing mission, vision, and values statements. Free Management Library. Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://managementhelp.org/strategicplanning/mission-vision-values.htm Olsen, E. (2012, September 5). Overview of the strategic planning process. Virtual Strategist. Podcast retrieved on April 29, 2014 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sU3FLxnDv_A United States Air War College – National Defense University. (n.d.). Strategic vision. Strategic Leadership and Decision Making. Retrieved from http://www.au.af.mil/au/awc/awcgate/ndu/strat-ldr-dm/pt4ch18.html Williams, L. S. (2008). The mission statement: A corporate reporting tool with a past, present, and future. Journal of Business Communications, 45(2), 94–119. Retrieved from EBSCO. (See Attachment) Optional Resources: Boal, K. B., & Hoojiberg, R. (2000). Strategic leadership research: Moving on. Leadership Quarterly, 11(4), 515–549. Retrieved from Science Direct. Hitt, M. A., Haynes, K. T., & Serpa, R. (2010). Strategic leadership for the 21st century. Business Horizons, 53, 437–444. Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://ssrn.com/abstract=1995786 Ireland, R. D., & Hitt, M. A. (1999). Achieving and maintaining strategic competitiveness in the 21st century: The role of strategic leadership. Academy of Management Executive, 13(1), 43–57. Rowe, G., & Nejad, M. H. (2009). Strategic leadership: Short-term stability and long-term viability. Ivey Business Journal Online. Retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.iveybusinessjournal.com/topics/leadership/strategic-leadership-short-term-stability-and-long-term-viability Strategic Leadership: Embracing Change (2012, March 23). Cal Miramar University. Podcast retrieved on April 29, 2014, from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPIqJbLjNbM

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