Intentional change



With the power and responsibilities of leadership come extraordinary challenges, and even the best leaders can get trapped in a cycle of stress, pressure, sacrifice, and dissonance—with potentially disastrous implications for their careers, relationships, health, and happiness. Building on their work with Daniel Goleman in Primal Leadership (Harvard Business School Press, 2002), the authors point the way to renewal through a process of intentional change. The five steps lead to sustainable changes in habits, perceptions, and mood, as well as an enhanced ability to get results through greater understanding of your own and others' emotions—the heart of resonant leadership. © 2005 Richard Boyatzis & Annie McKee