Coaching intentional leaders

I loved this blog describing how one leader coached other leaders:

Capt. L. David Marquet, former commander of the nuclear-powered attack submarine USS Santa Fe, embraces a leader-leader model and rejects a leader-follower model. In other words, his goal is turning passive followers into active leaders.

Marquet would ask his mentees to rephrase sentences like:

Request permission to…
I would like to…
What should I do about…
Do you think we should…
Could we…
Leaders have intentions.

And instead use phrases like:

I intend to…
I plan on…
I will…
I’m moving forward…
Our next steps include…

Followers ask permission. Leaders have intention