When we say we will act with intention, what does that mean? We intend to set the alarm to get up and go to work. We intend to pick the kids up from school. We intend to watch this TV program or read that magazine. There are also many other things that we intend to do that we never do. I believe that in leadership whether it is in the private or public sector, home or in a church organization, to be effective, one has to be intentional. This intention begins with the leader. When the leader is clear about who they are, the culture of the organization takes notice and evolves and is shaped by that intention.
Through this book we will seek what it means to be an intentional leader through 7 intentions: 1. Intentionally Capacious - Expanding and growing beyond your level of comfort 2. Intentionally Collaborative - Knowing that one of us is never greater than all of us 3. Intentionally Challenging - Standing tall in the midst of conflict 4. Intentionally Compassionate - Connecting and emphatic to the people you serve 5. Intentionally Communicative - Clarifying the vision, values and expectations of the mission 6. Intentionally Conscious - Being aware of your strengths, challenges and the environment around you 7. Intentionally Called - Understanding that God's purpose is larger than yourself