With intent, we announce our decision prior to the decision actually being implemented. This offers an opportunity for discussion and alignment while still allowing ownership and autonomy. I’m going to tell you how you can get both organizational alignment and a sense of autonomy and ownership in the organization. Now, normally we think about these...

You can’t fix people. They don’t need fixing. What you can do is create the environment where it makes it easy for people to do the behavior that you’re looking for. Hey, David Marquet here.   I want to talk about Principle 5 of Intent-Based Leadership, which is Leaders Fix the Environment, Not People. Now, here’s how this...

I’m excited to announce the launch of Intent-Based Leadership International. Over the past 9 years, I have been humbled and inspired by leaders like you that have committed to building better workplaces based on giving people more control over their work — building leader-leader organizations in what we call the Intent-Based Leadership way. I’ve had...

As information and directives move through an organization, the language often changes from “why” (which sounds like “we need this by Tuesday in order to feed 10,000 more people”) to “who” (which sounds like “Bob wants this done by Tuesday”). When the “why” is maintained, people are intrinsically motivated to be more creative and thoughtful,...