How many times do we see a business leader make a decision without a lot of data, seemingly without deliberation, and make the right call?
Not very often, in the “western” world.
But every so often we encounter that rare leader who makes impossible decisions and, time and again, gets it right. This is not an accident, we tell ourselves, as we look for clues to try to understand this phenomenon we are witnessing.
What we are experiencing is Intuitive Intelligence in action.
Intuitive Intelligence lies beyond the boundaries of science and analytics. It bridges the realms of reality and imagination, reason and instinct, material and spiritual dimensions of human existence. Intuitive Intelligence is non-linear, a key skill for success in the new economy, an economy driven by constant disruption and chaos.
Intuitive Intelligence is defined as the combination of 4 abilities:
– The ability to think holistically
– The ability to think paradoxically
– The ability to listen and connect to oneself and others
– The ability to lead by influence rather than design
THINK HOLISTICALLYBusiness is not about money. It’s not even about shareholder value (ask Jack Welch!).
Business is about servicing our communities and allowing people to express their talents and genius for the betterment of our society.
Money is one very necessary component of business and it keeps the human engine going but it is not the engine.
Business success is achieved through the power of human creativity and organization and depends on individuals – people – complex beings in relationship with an unpredictable environment called nature. No human experience can be fully represented by a mathematical equation (ask artificial intelligence experts!) and the unpredictability of nature cannot be comprehended, let alone mastered.
Yet we realized only recently that besides the financial bottom line there should be other criteria to set business goals and measure the results of human organizations. The business impact on the surrounding ecosystems and its influence on humans are factors rarely placed at the center of corporate strategy. Intuitive Intelligence™ helps us move from a conservative fragmented business approach that focuses on financial results as the ultimate goal, to a wholesome business view where people, society and natural ecosystems are all part of the picture, with money seen as only simply a resource, a means to an end. All aspects of business are inseparably taken into account as a whole for maximum efficiency and sustainability.
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