Why Intentions Work Better than Goals Now (Episode 7 of “How Do I Lead Now?”)

In Episode 7 of our Video Coaching Series: “How Do I Lead Now?” we will focus on the differences between goals and intentions, and why Cylient CEO Dianna Anderson likes to focus on intentions.

In Episode 6, Dianna talked about why the questions we ask and answer for ourselves really matter. This week, we learn that focusing on setting intentions is a good way to help you ask the right questions to achieve the outcome you want.

Reflection Questions

Watch the video to learn about goals and intentions. Then, throughout this week, notice when you have a goal or are setting a goal, and think about whether it would be more valuable to set that goal as an intention. Think about that, then comment below with your insights, reflections or questions you may have.

Other Episodes of “How Do I Lead Now?”

Watch other episodes with the links below.

  • Episode 1: The difference between traditional leadership approaches and coaching-based leadership
  • Episode 2: What kind of leader do I need to be now?
  • Episode 3: How to meet people where they are
  • Episode 4: How to coach someone through fear
  • Episode 5: How to make friends with fear
  • Episode 6: Why the questions we ask and answer for ourselves really matter
  • Episode 7: Why intentions work better than goals now
  • Episode 8: Understanding and appreciating worldviews
  • Episode 9: What to say when you don’t know what to say
  • Episode 10: Using traditional and coaching-based leadership together
  • Episode 11: How to coach people to build confidence
  • Episode 12: Discerning patterns as a leadership skill
  • Episode 13: How to create change in complex situations
  • Episode 14: The problem with perfection

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