Management consultant Peter Drucker famously said: "Management is doing things right. Leadership is doing the right things."
This quote captures the mindset NRCA leaders took in creating a new strategic plan for the association. Jim Barr, president of Abilene, Texas-based Barr Roofing Co. and NRCA chairman of the board at the time, said: "Our approach to this needs to be clear-eyed and intentional."
In February, NRCA's board of directors and Executive Committee approved a new vision for the organization: "Since 1886, the National Roofing Contractors Association has been the home for generations of entrepreneurial craftsmen and enterprises who shelter and protect America's families and businesses and each other. Our vision is the recognition of our members as professionals and to unite the industry to that purpose."
Arriving at this vision statement was a journey of self-reflection on the part of NRCA's leadership, members and staff, and the resulting plan of work will help NRCA stay the course of its new vision. Implementation begins this month with the start of NRCA's fiscal year.