Intuition may be the highest form of intelligence. Looking at managerial competencies and linking that to intuition in the business world lead to the following list:
- Action Orientation
Taking action at the right time is crucial in business. Whether the action is quick or over a prolonged period of time may be an intuitive decision.
- Dealing With Ambiguity
Trusting that change is the order of the day is an important intuitive aspect. Being able to live with the change and make operational decisions in trusting that gut feeling requires a capacity for discomfort.
Being open with others is important even when the final outcome is not clear. Trusting the intuitive sense of pursing the course and communicating that the final outcome may be somewhat changeable is truly an innate process.
- Business Acumen
Being able to read the market place and make decisions based on the goings is perceptive and shrewd at the same time. Taking action to support those insights as quickly as possible is invaluable.
- Managerial Courage
Having the courage to take action on what is often perceived as a lack of evidence or an unsubstantiated hunch is not without its risks. However it may pay off in the long run and the daring person who trusts that intuitive pull may just win the day.
What decisions have you made in business that was based on something other than logic? What was the end result? Do let me know as I am genuinely interested in the outcome.
Business Change & Transition Strategist , Marie-Helene Sakowski at firstname.lastname@example.org.