My Recent Slideshare: 5 Keys to Leading with Intent

“Lead with Intent” is at the core of most modern leadership philosophies. However most managers are still confused on exactly how to do it. There are a few keys to leading with intent that can illuminate the concept, improve your chances, and help you avoid costly mistakes.

The environment we are in is filled with complexity and change. If we lead with intent we abandon plan driven management, embrace uncertainty, communicate strategy, and trust people to carry it out.

A lot of managers, seeking to “lead with intent” simply communicate intent.  Communicating intent is like gasoline. But like gasoline, by itself all you have is a high-potential for fire. This presentation is about is the car, and some of what it takes to build it, so the fuel can help you get from A to Z.

Hope you like it. Comments welcome!



Words cannot express my gratitude to the amazing people I’ve worked with over the last 3 and a half years at Pixafy and Net@Work. Wish i had more pictures but I’ll always have great memories.


My 21 Favorite Fantasy Series

Fantasy appreciates the limitations of normal perception and re-imagines the human condition. It tests our belief in things that are impossible or improbable. … Plus magic is awesome.

So, here is my 21 favorite fantasy series:

  1. The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  2. The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  3. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
  4. Stormlight Archive by Brandon Sanderson
  5. The Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling
  6. The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan
  7. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
  8. A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
  9. The Reconners by Brandon Sanderson
  10. Manazan Book of the Fallen by Steven Erikson
  11. Iron Druid by Kevin Herne
  12. Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan
  13. The Cycle of Arawn by Edward W. Robertson
  14. The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb
  15. Gentlemen Bastards by Scott Lynch
  16. Raven’s Shadow by Anthony Ryan
  17. Demon Cycle by Peter V. Brett
  18. The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
  19. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
  20. The Sword of Truth by Terry Goodkind
  21. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis