Do you make judgments that are influenced by your own biases, rely on others to tell you what to do, or ignore your hunches? These are signs that you’re blocking your intuition.
Intuitive intelligence includes these four 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 through influence rather than authority
Both intuition and flow support high functioning in dynamic, changing environments. But there are predictable ways we distort our intuition and block our flow. These can be fixed.
But before you start thinking that accessing your intuition is taboo the further up the ladder you go, let me tell you a little secret: decision-makers tend to rely more on their intuition when they’re in senior positions, complicated situations, or when deadline pressures eliminate thinking time. In fact, intuitive development is literally the secret weapon CEO’s use for more profits and innovation.