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The Power of Mission Focus

When a college dropout told Deborah Bial that he would have stayed in college if he had his posse with him, inspiration hit. Bial initiated a program aimed at identifying high school leaders who could bond and attend the same college as a support group. It took 10 years to iron out the program, work out meaningful relationships with colleges and understand the organization’s relationship to its community and financial supporters. But once the program’s mission implementation strategy was finely honed, it was able to expand rapidly. An article on Faith & Leadership, an online resource from Leadership Education at Duke Divinity School, explores the tight focus of The Posse Foundation and asks leadership-oriented questions that can be fruitfully engaged by clergy and church boards, as well as by regional and national denominational leaders. Read “A new network of young leaders” and the related question-and-answer with founder Deborah Bial, who explains how her organization expanded successfully by staying focused on its mission and disciplined in its approach to expansion. Also explore the Related Articles column for additional insight on institutional leadership.

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