这关乎沟通的清晰度!

你的团队(或机构、教会、甚至个人)的使命让你明确知道方向,影响你的策略,并且和团队目的共同是你做出重要决策的基准。

使命宣言阐明了你的使命,让所有相关的人(领导者、团队成员、合作伙伴、目标受众、顾客、等等)知道你们要成就何事。对你和团队来说,它可以提醒并帮助你不偏离航向。对其他人来说,它显明你们与其他团队或机构的分别。

过去二十多年与许多团队协作的经验中,我常看到的使命宣言,有些太模棱两可,以致完全不能给我有用的信息。有些却太过一般,以致任何团队都能够适用。

这些模棱两可及一般的使命宣言,根本就是毫无用处。

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It affects how you lead!

Leadership involves making decisions.

Getting a team to move towards fulfilling its goals involves numerous decisions.

But right from the get-go, there is one important decision that a leader needs to make. This decision will shape the leader and the team in a profound way. It will affect how he or she leads, how the team interact with the leader, the culture of the team, etc.

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It’s about communicating clearly!

Your team’s (or organisation, church, and even personal) mission gives clarity to your direction, informs your strategies and, together with your purpose, forms the basis of all your critical decisions.

The mission statement spells out your mission so that stakeholders (the team leader, team members, partners, target audience, customers, etc.) knows what you do. For yourself and your team, it serves as a reminder to help you stay on course. For others, it helps to differentiate you from other teams or organisations.

As I work with teams during the past 20 years, I often come across mission statements that are either so vague that they don’t tell me anything useful, or are so generic that they could just as well be the mission statement of another team!

These vague or generic mission statements are practically useless.

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缺乏清晰度,你就不能实现它!

“你们的团队的使命是什么?” 我问在场的团队成员。

他们都能把使命宣言一字不漏地背诵出来。

“非常好!” 我接着问:“请解释宣言的意思。”

我接下来听到的是对团队使命的几种不同解读。还有, “哦,我以为这项的意思是…”,“诶,这里应该是指…”,“我不认为这是我们份内该做的…”,等。

这不是一个孤立的事件。

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Without clarity, you can’t get there!

“What is your team’s mission?” I asked the team members in the room.

They recited their mission statement, verbatim.

“Great! What does it mean?” I asked again.

What followed was several different explanations about the team’s mission. And “Oh, I thought this meant…”, “Wait, wasn’t this supposed to be…”, “I don’t think that’s part of what we do…”, etc.

This wasn’t an isolated incident.

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由内心改变,带动外在进展。

回顾过去半年来的教练历程,许多的发现与进展真是自己始料未及。

透过对话,让自己有机会从忙碌、混乱与焦虑中停下来整理思绪。 Richard 的提问,总是能让自己从不同的层次和角度重新厘清目前所面临及在意的议题,过程中不断地探索自己的想法,核对自己的价值观,找出真正重要的问题核心,并思考如何发生改变。

特别的是,探索与改变不只发生在教练对话的当下,也在生活日常中藉由自我对话而产生。

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这并不只关乎解决问题!

我的一位客户最近刚被委任为一个团队的领导者。他带领的不是一个全新的团队,而是他所属的机构进行重组后而得的一个团队。

既然不是新的团队,团员已经有现有的角色与职责,而且也有之前已经面对的问题与障碍。

客户的第一步是着手尝试厘清问题并找出解决方法。数周后,他仍然未厘清那些问题,更不用说解决它们。

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学习后的运用带来多方面的成长。

上完三天 “教练工作坊” 课程,让我跃跃欲试,想要赶快把课堂所学用出来,可是尝试了一段时间,发现都觉得 “卡卡的” 。如何问好问题?如何在教练中聆听圣灵的声音?许多疑问不知道该找谁解答。

于是我跟神祷告希望可以更进一步学习。没想到,上帝真的赐下恩典,让 Richard 老师愿意教练我。于是开始了 12 堂的教练历程。

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It’s not just about solving problems!

A client recently took over a team at work. It wasn’t a new team. The organisation went through some restructuring, and his boss asked him to lead this restructured team.

Since this wasn’t a new team, they already have existing roles and responsibilities, along with some problems and baggage.

My client’s first action was to try and sort through the problems and figure out ways to resolve them. Several weeks later, he was still at it, and the problems don’t seem to be nearing resolution.

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培训带来生活中的转变!

很多时候都知道倾听很重要,但不一定做到让人舒服或积极地倾听。透过三天的课程,我觉得可以帮助自己在陪伴人时,让关系更容易彼此敞开。

透过学习教练技巧融入生活,也能有效帮助自己与他人能在生活各方面有更多突破。我觉得自己在领导时,不免容易落入主观性批判。但透过课程其中一部分,解释并不断练习有力道的提问,这也可以成为生活中的提醒与选择:我可以用有力道的问题,帮助对方去思考,胜过给对方我自己以为的答案。

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