As a leader you will want to make the best decisions possible at all times. In some situations documented information and research may not be of sufficient help in the decision-making process, and you will want to use a system that provides you with access to a powerful method of determining whether or not to follow through with certain actions. Intuition, therefore, is a very valuable tool to develop and use in your business and personal life.
What is Intuition?
Intuition is a sixth sense that we all naturally possess. Yet very few of us have developed a way of tapping into, and regularly using, the wealth of knowledge and understanding that our intuition holds. Intuition can be described as a gut feeling or a little voice that warns you that something may not be right. We have all certainly experienced being in a place, or being around a person, that made us feel instantly uncomfortable. When you experience this feeling it is your intuition warning you that it would be in your best interest to take note of what is happening.
Intuition is our own unique guidance system that can alert us to potential danger and unpleasant experiences but it can also guide you towards positive opportunities, encounters with the right kind of people and to making informed, confident decisions and choices. When everything in life appears to be running smoothly and you find that specific people come into your life in order to help and guide you, you can trust it is because you have been listening to your intuition and following the guidance it has offered.
How Intuition Can Drive Leadership
A confident leader is expected to direct others in a manner that demonstrates clear command, independent thinking, creativity, efficiency and a multitude of other skills. A leader may also have to delegate with confidence, hire staff, increase team performance and generally juggle many different tasks. Being able to maintain focus on the overall achievement of goals can create additional pressure that a successful leader must overcome. By tuning into intuition a leader is able to switch from driving in manual to automatic, by allowing the sixth sense to take control over making decisions and the exploration of opportunities.
Listening to Your Inner Voice
Your intuition is a small, quiet voice that always has your best interest at heart. Intuition will never lead you towards danger or unpleasant experiences. It is a guidance system that is there to help you achieve your life goals. To listen to this highly developed knowledge pause for a moment, as you sit and pay attention to the quietness within. Ask yourself a question and take a moment to wait for the answer that will surface from within. The reply you receive is intuition at work.
Intuition works 24/7 so it is always on hand to offer valuable insight, even when we are sleeping. Our dreams can provide us with answers and solutions to problems that we may face during the working day. A confident, competent leader will quickly learn to direct this source of knowledge so that he/she is able to access information whilst sleeping, so that guidance can be acted upon the following day.
Paying Attention to Physical Sensations
Physical sensations can also alert us to pay particular attention to a situation or person. It may feel like a heavy sensation in the pit of the stomach, or a chill down the spine. Tuning into the way your body naturally responds will help you access intuition on many levels, and will enable a leader to increase their performance with natural ease.