Leadership by Calling Forth Full Potential
leaders ready to go to the next level in what they ask of
themselves and of their organizations will find inspiration from The
Corporate Mystic: A Guidebook for Visionaries With Their Feet
on the Ground, by Hendricks and Ludeman. Here are their
thoughts on Intuition:
is a high-skill area of Corporate Mystics. As leaders, they must
be in touch with the intuitive as well as the logical aspects of
themselves. When the heart and soul connection is missing, no
amount of data will fill the gap.
call it a 'gut feeling', while others speak of an intuitive 'flash'.
The dictionary says that intuition is 'direct knowing of something
without the conscious use of reasoning.' It is what you might use
a personnel decision.
in to where the problems are in a particular project.
your timing right on an investment.
up with a new market for an existing product.
is a natural gift, something to which we all have access. It is
also a talent, something we can fine-tune with practice. The
main reason intuition is so important is this: It is a clear
sign that you are connecting with your inner spiritual guidance
system. Intuition is a direct signal from your deepest self that
you are navigating from your true center. When intuition is not
working for you, it is a sign that you need to refresh your connection
with your center. As an Archbishop of Canterbury once said,
'When I pray, miracles happen. When I don't, they don't.'
The same is true with intuition. When it's there, you can rest
assured that you have been nurturing your connecting with your own
soul in some way. When it's not there, it's time to spend some
time in medication, or by a waterfall, or in you office with the door
some supportive quotes on the power of intuition:
intuitive mind will tell the thinking mind where to look
next." --Dr. Jonas Salk
really valuable thing is intuition." --Albert Einstein
leader who would create a vision sufficiently compelling to
motivate associates to superior performances must draw on the
intuitive mind." --John Naisbitt and Patricia Aburdene
with high levels of personal mastery do not set out to integrate
reason and intuition. Rather, they achieve it naturally---as
a by-product of their commitment to use all the resources at their
disposal. They cannot afford to choose between reason and
intuition, or head and heart, any more than they would choose to
walk on one leg or see with one eye."
mind, when it is quiet, delivers up phenomenal intuition which can
then be focused to design a next-generation product or to
understand what's driving particular customers." --Ed
McCracken, CEO, Silicon Graphics
strongly encourage all physician leaders to read The
Corporate Mystic, by Gay Hendricks, PhD and Kate Ludeman, PhD.
Gaillour, MD, Business Consultant and Executive Coach
for Healthcare Leaders email@example.com,