Leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organizations, there are leaders at every level.
David Marquet molded the leadership techniques he developed on the nuclear-powered submarine USS Santa Fe into a system called Intent-Based Leadership® for your organization to implement to create effective leaders at every level.
IBL helps leaders build organizations where people are at their best. This happens when people are internally motivated and don’t need to be told what to do. They feel high levels of ownership and control, so engage their hearts and heads. They gain psychological reward as they see the fruits of their decisions and work. There is a bias for action, and teams are more agile and resilient because error creation and propagation is reduced.
Intent-Based Leadership enables a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity. A place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader.
Intent-Based Leadership organizations create an environment for people to contribute so that they feel valued. Leaders set clear goals so their people know how to do their jobs. They push control and decision making down the organization so people take responsibility and rise to the occasion. They maintain unity of effort by ensuring the supporting pillars of technical competence and organizational clarity are in place.
Intent-Based Leadership is fundamentally an optimistic methodology, which provides a comprehensive approach to organization design. We believe that learning leadership is like learning a language or a sport. We need to try, practice, get feedback, then try again. As such, our work with clients is based upon the following principles: