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Intent-Based Leadership

Leadership is not for the select few at the top. In highly effective organisations, there are leaders at every level.​

“Now the Intent-Based Leadership practices are being cascaded downwards it feels like a very productive and forward thinking organisation”, East Kilbride Housing Association
, working with Remarkable since 2017

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Intent-Based Leadership Certified Consultancy

The Intent-Based Leadership (IBL) approach is fundamentally different from the traditional leader-follower model which is often deeply embedded in most organisations.

IBL focuses on leadership as a practice rather than the leadership approach of an individual, thereby improving everyone’s effectiveness and morale and making organisations more sustainable and resilient. It challenges the model of the hierarchical organisation by providing the practices which help break down silos, devolve decision making and develop leaders  not followers.

And because IBL encourages those at the front line of information to become engaged, pursue clarity in their roles, develop their competencies, and therefore have the control to make better, faster decisions, individual and workplace stresses are reduced.

People are inspired to see for themselves their worth and their potential in a space where everyone takes responsibility and everyone enjoys the fulfillment this brings. There is more time and space for people to be innovative and productive which means that more time can be spent ensuring customers receive outstanding experiences that make them happy.

In this way, workplaces become environments where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have control over their work – a place where everyone is a leader.

It is delivered live and on-the-job, through observations, interviews, and feedback conversations, building energy, enthusiasm, and resilience. Working in the moment, it focuses on lived-experience and real-life challenges, using language and behavioural tools and techniques. It encourages everyone to practise these everyday until they comfortably become second nature.

And because it involves and develops people at all levels in an organisation, not just those at the top, IBL teaches those at the top of an organisation how to release the passion, intellect, and energy of their teams; and it teaches those at the front line to find ways to embrace decision making by making it easy for those above them to release control. By creating leaders at all levels, IBL encourages diversity of thought, reduces unconscious bias, and encourages a positive mindset.

So, small and fundamental changes in the way people talk to one another and treat each other lead to significant changes in performance. Everyone is nurtured to become a better version of themselves and to feel supported as they act their new way of being.

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