Once you understand where you want to go, it is important to understand the gap to getting there. This requires an understanding of the current situation. What is the gap? And what are drivers to take steps towards your collective goal?
- Having goals is great.…It gives us direction and can be motivating,…especially if we believe it's an achievable stretch.…But to know we can do it, we have to understand…where we are today relative to the goal.…If you're a motivated person,…then there's very little worse…than knowing your goal can't be achieved…without serious harm.…For example, I'd like to lose 10 pounds,…but if I try to do that in one week,…there will be significant cost to my health.…So, it's important that we understand our current situation…relative to the goal.…
Why?…Well, first, we use the best available information…to figure out the gaps we need to close.…Second, we can ask ourselves if it can be done…without significant cost.…For example, last week I ran two miles for the first time.…The likelihood of me running a marathon this weekend…without injuring myself is not high.…And lastly, we can be honest with ourselves.…Are we willing to do the work and make the trade-offs…to manifest this goal into a reality?…So, once you've defined your goal,…
- Define “compassionate collaboration” and explain how it helps a team work more efficiently.
- Identify the potential problems with narratives.
- Recognize the core skill that a great project facilitator possesses.
- Determine the best way to address possible barriers or roadblocks to attaining the collective goal.
- Recall how often checklist compliances should be verified.