Act with Intention or Get Nothing Done! – New Rules for Personal and Professional Effectiveness
Dr. Ed L. Hansen, PhD
“Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.” – Warren Bennis
Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to sit with a group of people involved in the same business. Each person in the group brought needed sets of experience and expertise to the table and the discussion that was taking place. Actually, these “players” have known one another and worked together for years. Some consider themselves close friends. Most, seeing one another’s success in their business, decided to work together in mutual interest. Some years now into their venture things aren’t awful, but there is soft tension between them and things just aren’t moving as fast they all hoped they would. Now, while dealing with a significant issue, I observed a likely problem in their communications and, subsequently, their on-going. I realized the stopper was probably affecting their degree of success in the business relationship. They were talking around one another in vicious circles. An hour into their conversation they had gone nowhere. And, it was clear they were victims of a lack of “Intentional Action”.