THE INTENT THEMATIC™
The Intent Thematic is an exploration of human excellence in three areas of discourse:
1) Leadership Excellence – Dealing with hierarchy
2) Team Excellence – Dealing with peers
3) Personal Excellence – Dealing with oneself
Each of these areas shares a common thread – you can account for success in them on the intent to give or serve.
Establishing the criteria for healthy leadership.
When we apply this insight to groups or teams, it is apparent that one accounts for the success of a team based on how it performs, or the results it produces. One accounts for the success of groups based on the degree to which the individual gives unconditionally in pursuit of the group’s objectives.
In team relationships, this intent to give is expressed by interactions between individuals that are fundamentally cooperative in character. When you have a team populated by members who want to contribute, they will try and set each other up to succeed, and the team will be effective. When you have a team populated by people who only want to get as much as they can for giving as little as possible, they will be consistently trying to undermine each other, and the team will be ineffective.
We have found that the most powerful tool to unlock this magnanimity of spirit is effective leadership.
People don’t easily commit to organisations; people commit to people.
Which means to say, if you want to ask why people go the extra mile, you should ask yourself who is the boss they work for because they want to. What kind of boss do people commit their loyalty and trust to?