In a meeting, if a leader expresses their opinion first, what they’re doing is anchoring the discussion to their own perspective. Instead, leaders speak last. They share their opinions once they’ve heard from other people to hear more diverse perspectives. I’m in Alloa in Scotland, where this anchor is a reminder of the history of...

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...

Studies show that when we try to control things that we really cannot control, our blood pressure increases and our bodies release of the stress hormone cortisol. For more happiness and less stress make a conscious choice to give up control. A key part of Intent-Based Leadership is about giving up control. We understand the...

Leaders must create a safe environment in order for employees to feel comfortable engaging in risk-embracing behavior, like launching a new product or even sharing a dissenting opinion. This is when you call the “Connect” play. Connect is about caring what people think, caring how people feel, and caring about their personal goals. Hey, ladies...

Dr. Damasio, a head neurologist, discovered that our decision making is processed through the emotional part of our brain. Healthy emotions are necessary for healthy decision making. Our job as leaders in a Leader-Leader organization is to create an environment where people can come to work with healthy emotions. Learn more by reading this blog: Healthy...

Operating at Level 5 on the Ladder of Leadership benefits your work environment. When intent is stated before the action takes place, there is a high level of transparency, communication and ownership. Acting at level 6 and 7 is actually less psychologically safe because we can only comment after the action has occurred.