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Intuitive leaders: Why you should trust your gut on strategic decisions

Do you trust your gut when it comes to strategic decisions? ?Brian Bacon discusses why leaders need intuitive intelligence

28 February 2014

Instincts and ‘hunches’ may have a comforting influence on day-to-day decisions, but when it comes to major strategic choices and matters of great complexity, intuition doesn’t often get a seat in the C-suite.

Leaders are more likely to rely on hard evidence and data, logic and rational analysis to support their biggest and most important decisions. However, recent insights and discoveries in the field of neuroscience have given new importance and credibility to the role of intuition in leadership, especially when it comes to decision making.

Intuitive intelligence has been
treated as one of the most important leadership areas in developing the strategic skills of senior management in some of the world’s largest
corporations (including Telefonica, BASF and Metro AG).

So, why is intuitive intelligen...

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