March 13 2017 0Comment


Recently I had the opportunity to speak to a group of emerging leaders at the American Society of Naval Engineers Technology, Systems, and Ships Conference. I enjoyed talking with them and experiencing their vibrant energy.  During our time together, one message I shared with them was this:


People who advance to the leading edge of performance have clear intention. They:

  1. Make a positive difference with measurable results.
  2. Show a steadfast resolve to achieve big, bold goals.
  3. Reflect inward and take responsibility when things go wrong as opposed to blaming others.


Professional intention = results, resolve and reflection.


It reminds me of a quote by NFL coach Bill Parcells, “Blame no one.  Expect nothing.  Do something!”


Effective individuals have clear intention, and they constantly compare their stated intention to their actual results.