Creating a National Mission Statement

If you work in corporate America you've probably heard the term "mission statement." Every effective business should have a paragraph outlining its core beliefs so that each employee can focus on what's really important to the organization. Host Ray Suarez on Inauguration Day brainstorms about a mission statement for the biggest firm in America — the country itself.


Michael Milano, president of Murphy and Milano, a training and organizational development firm in Alexandria, Va.

Meredith Badby, CNN Generation-X financial commentator. Author, Annual Report of the United States of America-1996: What Every Citizen Should Know About Where Each Tax Dollar Goes and Why

Camille Paglia, professor of humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Author, three best-selling books, including Vamps and Tramps



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