I was asked recently, couldn’t setting intentions for others just lead to disappointment if those intentions are not realised?
The practical application and value of the Intentionomics Trust Model has been field tested with various corporate roles including customer service and sales people through to Leadership and Executive Boards stakeholder strategic planning. And the model highlights that the foundation required in every relationship, is of course, Intention.
If we set our intentions for someone (what we want for them, and not just what we want from them), and do not communicate our intentions to that person, we may have unaligned intentions. What if what we want for someone, isn’t what they want for themselves?
To apply the Intentionomics Trust Model using that type of scenario would certainly lead to disappointment for both people in the relationship. To make promises to someone that you will take intentional action to deliver something that they don’t want, (albeit with ‘good’ intentions), is to impose what you want for them and not what they want for themselves. Even if you believe what you want for them is what’s best for them, if they don’t want it, you need to go back to square one and work together to align your intentions. Otherwise, there will be a high likelihood that intentional results will not be realised.
Unaligned intentions puts trust at risk, and when trust is at risk… everything is at risk.
How aligned are your intentions for others with their intentions for themselves?