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.

What’s the Difference? What is the difference between “I would like to” and “I intend to”? Watch David and Wilbert explain. “I would like to” is asking permission. If the boss doesn’t say ok, things stay stagnant. In Intent-Based Leadership, the person who says “I intend to” is indicating three things: 1. They feel they...

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