Create leaders, not followers! The concept of giving up control to access your (and your organization's) true power is still new to the working world. Typically power is gained through control demonstrated mostly when leaders tell others what to do. Intent-based leadership offers a paradigm shift where leaders trust their teams to do their jobs at their highest level. Leaders also allow their members to show up 100%, personality and all, and perform their expertise in service to the organization as opposed to simply for the organization.



One of the pioneers of this school of thought is the great Navy Captain David Marquet . He "imagines a workplace where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work—a place where everyone is a leader." This type of workplace produces several other unintended results such as an increase in productivity, a happier environment, and a place where employees feel more engaged and appreciated.