I experienced many challenges as a leader. After being forced to resign as the basketball coach at UNC in 2003 I went on a leadership journey. I wanted to “Learn & Grow”. I have finally put my thoughts to paper in preparation of writing a book. It is a lengthy and, sometimes, emotionally draining process. I asked for assistance from some old friends to help me review and edit. One such friend is Scott Stankavage. We attended UNC together. He was a football player. I was a basketball player. We were classmates. We were in each other’s weddings. We are friends. We share a passion for growth. Scott read over my draft and carved it up like a Thanksgiving turkey! Ha. One of the many things I loved was his break down of “Intention vs Interpretation”:
- Intention is singular. One person’s intentions have a huge impact on others.
- Our intention is what WE think it is.
- Interpretation is for the masses.
- Interpretation has a life span. People, those involved or not involved, bystanders, pundits, they are in charge of the interpretation.
- Interpretation is the variable we control the least, but we should be concerned with the most.
Thanks for the assist Scott!