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Cents of Mission by Dale Geiger

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Chapter 3

Luis Calls Colonel, Gets Explanation of Basic Command and Control

I called as soon as I was sure my father-in-law was home. He seemed pleasantly surprised and said, “I wasn’t sure I’d hear back from you. You must be serious about making some changes. Did you give some thought to your mission?”

“Yes”, I replied. “And Emily and I discussed the situation and agreed that providing a secure and stable future for Conner by attacking our costs is our mission and that all our other needs are secondary.”

“It’s great you two are working together, and I think you have a good mission. Recognizing that there are fiscal constraints that require management and control is a great first step. You know, I read a study once that asked people how much ...

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