Greer & Horst identify the great challenge of any leader - ensuring the organisation stays true to its mission, particularly applied to the setting of churches in the modern society.
Writing from their own experiences and challenges in running a mission organisation, and the temptations to modify their mission for significant financial support.
They supplement with stories from organisations that have changed their purpose and mission over time.
They provide strategies to avoid mission drift, and to keep the organisation focussed on its true mission.
Substantial time is spent on leadership and governance of organisations, particularly on the integrity of the individuals and groups involved in setting and running the strategic direction of the organisation.
A particularly good book for senior leaders and those in governance to ensure that they recognise the signs leading to drifting from purpose and how to rectify issues.
Heath Henwood consults and speaks on Leadership, Strategic Planning and Management techniques. He has a Masters in Leadership, and is a Doctorial Candidate focusing on Leadership Development Strategies. He has extensive experience in private business and serves on several boards.