Recognizing The Intuitive Leaders: Top Three Signs

By: Anurag Gupta | In: Leader Talk | Last Updated: 2018-07-10


When it comes to counting upon one person in your organization for successful decision making, look for a leader who exhibits qualities such as wisdom, personnel insight, pattern recognition, trend anticipation and confidence. Such a leader is an intuitive leader. Intuition is something related to gut-feeling or sixth sense i.e. the instinct in a person that allows him to make choices, whether right or wrong. Many people associate intuition with pseudo-science i.e. the mystic qualities that are god gifted to a person or are naturally developed over a period of time. Also, when it comes to successful leadership, often you have to rely on your intuition. Albert Einstein, the Nobel Prize winner, once famously said, "The only real valuable thing is intuition."

An organization can only be successful when not only you as the head but all the people surrounding you have a sense of intuition. A leader's intuition majorly comes to functioning when there is some conflicting information, lack of data & time or plethora of feasible options concerning a big decision. You necessarily don't need to have a crystal ball to recognize who the intuitive leader is among the team members. By just conducting a survey, you can get to know about the one.

Top Signs

  • Experience vs. Luck Experience is the key to being an intuitive leader. Author Douglas Adams said, "human beings who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so." Many employees make good decisions every now and then, but employees who have experiences of both successes as well failures prove an asset for the organization.
  • Wisdom versus Smartness Find out all the relevant information and then go with your gut-feel. As we grow older, we start believing in our instinct more and more. People use their intellect to form an instinct. Intuition should necessarily not be associated with smartness; instead it rests upon wisdom that helps in decision making. Intelligence by all means guides intuition.
  • Second Gear versus Second-Guessing People who effectively exhibit guess making power correctly reach out to solutions quite convincingly. When their instinct directs them or gives them a sign, they confidently shift in a particular direction or second gear. Individuals who don't trust their gut feeling have a habit of over-analyzing data and therefore, they exhibit slow progress in their life.

So, intuitive leader scales success quite easily and immediately in his life. Besides, such leader has an ability to make the right choices in his future. Share on

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