You improve your intent by:

Examining Your Motives: Ask yourself the “five whys.” Once you get close to your real intent, ask yourself: “Am I motivated only by self-interest or by the interests of all?” Choosing Abundance: Ask yourself, “Do I believe there are enough rewards, credit, recognition, and benefits for everyone’s interests to be served?” Declaring Your Intent: Choose the intent that will serve everyone best, including yourself. State it, signal it, clarify it, and discuss it–especially when your intent is unclear. Share the “why” behind the “what” wherever possible.