In an era where the pace of life overtakes us, intuition is the sense beyond ‘on the face of it’ information.
We can call it our gift, we can say it’s a hunch, but the way we become effective is learning to trust it, when to follow it and understand how to learn to be more intuitive to quicken our response set. Great athletes and great leaders are highly intuitive. Intuition is the greatest guide of our vocations.
In the work arena many publications explore the differences between people who manage their roles and those who lead their roles well.
One of the most vastly recognised and sought after leadership traits is an intuitive leader. Today the human relationship has become the focus of leadership. So excellence and an exacting attitude are often driven by authentic and conscious traits. The backbone of effective leadership is driven bu the confidence to be both autonomous and have influence whilst building staff engagement business and teams are not dissimilar. It necessary for every team to function faster and more effectively. Workmates are often driven by the selection of roles intuitively. Therefore much work and time has been spent on higher levels of engagement at work, how to bring skills out and how to build leaders to be transformational.
In an era where the pace of life overtakes us, intuition is the sense beyond “on the face of it” information.
Statistics reflect that initiative leaders are fully self aware and possess resilience skills to make it past obstruction and manage change. It’s common to hear true leaders speak of a drive or gut feeling or good gut instinct for what to do next. Financial marketers and traders and those who handle vast amounts are driven by what can be termed “informed hunches” or good instinct. We all know this as intuition.
Trust and Intuition is your perfect work companion.
My professional and personal desire is to activate consideration for the importance of intuition in all stakeholder interactions and all aspects of professional life. It’s invigorating to connect networks and interact between stakeholders with an understanding of the interplay in their relationships to create a “win’ “win’. Clients and businesses ask me why are you so quick and successful in this practice? For a number of years, I have taught leaders my key awareness and core principals of stakeholder management with ease and I would like to inspire you with some practices that begin to open that capacity to absolute ease with all stakeholder growth opportunities and leadership relationships. This is the art of true leadership.
If we can take the view that, the greatest relationship in leadership has to be your ability to be self-aware and to know yourself and those subtle feelings that can direct you, then here is your beginning. Notice yourself. Notice what you like to do, notice your skills, notice your ideas and focus your attention on these in non-distracted way. Intuition sets the pathway through its navigation, via subtle and not so subtle nuances between people, relationships, communicating and the capacity to relate this to what comes next. At work, intuition is often nurtured through reliance building programs, leadership programs and also through programs to build awareness. Today’s work-force leaders recognise the definition of great leadership and great workplaces is aligned with a workforce and leadership that recognise the subtle points derived from utilising your intuition.
Everyone is a leader and leaders are followers and team players.
Intuitive leadership signifies choices and can signify warnings in relationships to keep both the individual and organisation in a flow of positive work. We can disengage suddenly and leave a sense of deactivation. When we put our attention on interacting and don’t treat it as a task, we are then available to stakeholders and teams which breeds a significantly positive response. You will find you pick up on more and you save greater amounts of time by paying attention to be aware. Next comes intuition, Intuition at work enables you to fulfil and be fulfilled as you open an avenue of communication about just exactly what is and deal with it now.
When we wonder what just happened and what did we miss.
Have you ever stopped and just felt stagnant, wondering “what did I miss?”. Where was the link or change that took place to event Im currently nor process that’s offing in my team, occasionally we miss things and occassionsly its just that ability to turn on our intuition and work with the ? Why didn’t I see that coming? If we listen to the subtle messages, we can listen to what we know will come next without questioning it. Good leadership comes from the recognition of how emotions play a vital role in humanity and its interconnections in all stakeholder encounters. The subtle process for most business people is to navigate and practice the art of listening and not questioning, which is very difficult in this day and age where we investigate everything.
The major shift to intuitive working has catapulted the paradigms of today’s stakeholder relationships and leadership majorly. How do we do this and why? We have had more than the usual amount of guidance for intuitive leadership in our lives stretching back to ancient times. The cyclical fashion of intuition has been challenged by many so that we are all followers rather than leaders and slowly were moving back into an era of communication through many sources to change the nature of leadership and challenge it. Stay in touch and stay in presence as it is imperative in a new era. In this time of rapid change, we need to entertain what it is to be intuitive as everything in leadership is governed by trust and respect of knowledge, and allows knowledge to grow. Higher and better quality decisions for broader organisational success are generated by intuitive leaders.
We are all leaders and the task of taking up leadership.
Intuitive leaders lead by not just providing information but by reaching for joint problem solving and approaches where the outcomes for a team, as well as for an individual leader, are discussed as collective and together formulate a vision. This form of intuitive leadership, whether used to find your career path or be effective in your current career, involves a process of listening to your intuition recording the messages or ideas and understanding or seeking to understand their implications.
Often when you listen to your intuition you will find you become what’s coined a “visionary leader” as the ideas that you are listening to, and the tasks you implement are far beyond the understanding of the majority of people.
An important fact is “The gut” is the base of intuition. Serotonin is produced in the gut, and our gut response is often led by how good we feel about ourselves. So therefore, for a professional it’s imperative that we care for our bodies through the food we feed ourselves. A reduction in alcohol, eating well and drinking plenty of water will allow the gut to function well and to receive information via intuition. This information that can be received becomes a daily practice and this establishes an intuitive flow of information and life and professional practice becomes very much an act of ease. This happens as intuition leads us through on time associations, and listening to instinct that provides perfect timing.
Across both individuals organisations, government agencies, city frameworks and NGOs, I’ve noted intuitive leadership as a cutting edge concept. The development of the intuitive professional is delivered through stages of trust first in oneself, then in the environment around them, and their ability to access their limitations.
The next step is their response to the information and knowledge that comes through their intuition. Leadership through stages of intuition require us to develop a confidence in the messages we receive and this can be risky or feel risky at first, so the first stage requires us to believe its ok to be autonomous. From there we can influence decisions and delegate collectively by working with collective open questions to inspire our people around us to work with what we sense comes next and also check this against knowledge of the market and also their own intuitive responses. This involves the next phase of consultation with the environment, which then creates room for a joint intuitive response. Try it just once!
Intuitive and collective knowledge leaves room for innovation and collaborative leadership, and this has a more inspired and faster set of deliverable outcomes and is often more successful in the long-term as often “the team” stick with the project, or the project leader through active, full engagement.
My simple offering
Intuition is your best compass as a professional. Choosing the most effective approaches and listening to, and investigating an intuitive idea, involve simple phases to look at the options shown via your intuition.
We learn through our independent work on communication that we can reduce defensiveness through consultation with the environment and people and examining the next possible steps. We then arrive at an evolutionary, consultative, professional organisation filled with inspired leaders.
Intuition at work is a must for any employer or as an employee. You need to know when to tow the line or when things get harder, times get tougher, pressure gets higher. Generally, work does not get done without “the team” regardless of the type of industry you are in or the type of work that you do. Unless there is a process through your team, there is no productivity. To be able to tell intuitively when a team mate, or team member is having a hard time and help each other take up some of the slack so that person can recoup or regroup, is imperative to a great team.
Creating stakeholder relationships requires creating companionship in relationships at every level at work and showing that you care and are willing to go out of your way for them creates loyalty. This also creates a bond and productive creativity within the team, that together enables the best outcomes.