Have you ever noticed how obsessed we are with analytical thinking? Terms such as
“conclusions backed by data drive analysis” are the norm, and in fact we look for this
reassurance to believe in the findings of a survey! We are so conditioned with Analytical
thinking that Intuition does not stand a chance!
Analytical data works well when you are in a ‘controlled’ environment and you can use the
facts to predict the outcome. But as we all know, life is full of unforeseen circumstances and
curve balls! How well equipped are we then to make the right decisions when life throws us
surprises and suddenly all the facts and figures in the world are made redundant in an
We often hear Fortune 500 CEO’s and sport stars referring to their intuition when confronted
with tough decisions to be made.
They use their intuition to find solutions, and do not over-analyze on the details
Facts and statistics are used as a supporting tool and not as the main basis to
make the final decision
They are not scared of failure and are self-aware
They are not scared of taking risks or experiencing new adventure
They are good at evaluating people by reading body language
They think ahead and can foresee potential problems
Do you rely on your intuition when making decisions in your workplace?
Step 4 of our EP7 (Empowerment for Purpose in 7 Steps) is all about Intuition and the role it plays in our professional and personal lives.