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The academy also hosts leadership programs based on John Wooden's Pyramid of Success, which is built on 15 blocks--competitive greatness, poise, confidence, condition, skill, team spirit, self-control, alertness, initiative, intentness, industriousness, friendship, loyalty, cooperation and enthusiasm.
The black listened with apparent intentness to the end of the instructions, then opened his slobbery mouth and downed all the tablets in one gulp.
After the slight rustling had subsided, we were struck by the quiet intentness with which the children fastened their eyes upon their teacher.
She studies the photo with the same intentness with which she listens to his lectures.
The fools were rushing round and round in circles and did not know it; with the great speed they were going and the terrible intentness that was on them they were under the impression they were getting somewhere.
The show ran for about thirty minutes, and my recol lection is that, other than a few comments from the children to Jones, everyone watched with great intentness.
Nothing could exceed the intentness with which this scientific gardener examined every shrub which grew in his path: it seemed as if he was looking into their inmost nature, making observations in regard to their creative essence, and discovering why one leaf grew in this shape and another in that, and wherefore such and such flowers differed among themselves in hue and perfume.
Greenleaf's servant-leader manifests several notable characteristics: (a) sustained intentness of listening; (b) facilitator of language and imagination; (c) the ability to withdraw and reorient oneself; (d) empathy; (e) foresight; and (f) persuasion.
She took a stained photograph from her dressing-table and, holding it over the candle, burned it to nothing, her red lips meanwhile parted with the intentness of her occupation.
the performance of the offices of worship and intentness on works of supererogation and seeking to practice dhikr (remembrance of God; or the practice so designated) continuously and assiduity and diligence in the quest for salvation until he traversed those steep paths and undertook those hardships--but he did not attain the goal of his questing.