Why Organizations Can Endure for Decades

Why do the 11 organizations discussed throughout this book continue to have such strong souls a long time after they were founded? How have these organizations’ souls managed to transcend decades, transitions in leadership, and the strategic and managerial adaptations necessary to keep up with the demands of changing times? In this chapter, we will explore these questions and more.

Sisters of Mercy

Since their founding in 1831, the Sisters of Mercy have extended their charism (that is, the guiding spirit that energizes their mission) and their work on behalf of the poor across no fewer than 47 countries. ...

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