(Originally posted in 2008, but NavPress remains committed to this mission
Understanding who you are in business helps you manage your expectations for your organization and for your customers. As NavPress
moves forward, our leadership team has given considerable thought to our place in the Christian publishing world. We recognize that we aren't the largest Christian publisher. We don't have the largest staff or a large amount of capital for new product development. But we do know who we are.
As a leadership team we have determined NavPress will operate as a small giant. We want to be giant in our impact on producing spiritual-formation products that lead to the transformation of people's lives. So how do we measure our work as a small giant? Well here is our list, which I don't mind sharing with all who read this blog.
1. NavPress will be the best in producing spiritual-formation and leadership products.
2. NavPress will not set revenue growth as our first priority.
3. NavPress will focus on financial profitability based first on mission, then on finances.
4. NavPress will be a great place for our employees to work.
5. NavPress will provide great service to our customers.
6. NavPress will maintain great relationships with our suppliers/vendors.
7. NavPress will make a significant contribution to our local community.
8. NavPress will encourage employees to live in balance in their lives.
9. NavPress will provide a growing amount of financial support for The Navigators' mission.
We at NavPress
understand our place and stewardship responsibilities in the Christian publishing world. I can't tell you how many times we have heard from customers who are very supportive of our focusing again on our core mission.
intends to work as a small giant. We welcome your input and opinions to help us be better at our work.