Leading Change Series: The Road Is Paved With Good Intentions

The Road Is Paved With Good Intentions.

Intention is a step beyond awareness (I am good at or not so good at) … it is about being direct, clear, explicit and highly conscious about what needs to change in a targeted and solution-directed manner. Self-directed processes have been around for centuries. Benjamin Franklin, for example, outlined a process for becoming a virtuous person by setting daily and weekly goals to increase his virtuous behaviour. The key is to distinguish mere talk from active intention directed towards a plan to change behaviour. As a leader, are you aware or conscious of what needs to change? Have you thought about your explicit and active intentions? What is your plan to change your behaviour?