One of the keys to leadership success involves having something to aim for, something that inspires both you and others to reach and achieve your common goals. We often hear this outcome focus described as being “on purpose,” and another way to express that is through the concept of intentionality, or leading deliberately.
But there’s another aspect of intentional or deliberate leadership that goes deeper and that is far more intimate than setting aspirational goals or assigning measurable targets.
In fact, it gets downright personal.
And without awareness of this very personal side of intentionality, many leaders trip themselves up, stumble over even easy obstacles, and put other people’s noses out of joint in the process.
Here are three things great leaders know about – and do – when it comes to their personal intentions.