The INTUITION of a Leader


I will never downplay making a decision based off of sound rationale and proven facts.  However, there are some times in life when you need good intuition.

We all have been in situations when we have had to depend on our intuition.  Times when you felt like you left the oven on or the house/car door unlock.  Maybe it was feeling like you left something undone at home or work.  We all have experienced these types of intuitions.

As leaders, we have the same intuitions.  I have had to use these intuitions as a husband, father, servant of God, business owner, etc.

My greatest leadership role is being a husband and father.  There are times when these roles require me to make quick decisions, specially being a father.

There are many lessons I have to teach my boys, but there isn’t an instruction manual with being a father.  So there are times when I have to use my intuition.

Have you had to use intuition as a leader?

As a leader, there are times when you will have to make tough decisions.  You may not have all the information you need or enough time to make a rationale decision, but you will need good intuition?

What is Intuition?


Intuition is a perception of facts or truth.

But where does this perception come in to play?  Perception has to do with paying attention, having an awareness, insight, or discernment.

Many times when I hear people use the word intuition with guessing or assuming.  This notion is far from the truth.

Although you may not have all the information needed to make a good objective decision, intuition is about using past experiences and insight from various situations to make the best decision possible.

There is no reason for you not to have great intuition as a leader.  If you are unsure about your intuition, today will reassure you or help you sharpen your intuition as a leader.  I would like to share 8 ways of sharpening your intuition as a leader.

8 Ways of Sharpening Your Intuition


1. Trust God.  God is the creator of all things.  He gives us the ultimate experience.

2. Make Time For Solitude.  It’s hard to make any decision when you are not at peace.  Which is why it is so important to find alone time to quiet your mind.

3. Create.  Creativity is a big part of intuition.  Creative people are the intuitive people in the world.  Being creative will help you to understand that there are many ways getting any job done. 

4. Listen To Your Inner Voice.  We all have said the phrase, “I should listen to my first thought.”  Or you may have said, “I should have listened to my gut instinct.”  Usually your inside voice is talking for a reason.  The reason is that it senses some type of familiarity with the decision you are attempting to make.  So, listen to it next time.

5. Observe Everything.  Take time and learn from everything that happens to you.  If you are observant it will help shape your intuitive energy by enhancing your experience.

6. Connect Deeply With Others.  One of the most important things a leader can do to sharpen his intuition is learn how to connect deeply with people.  A big component of leadership is learning to lead people with the right attitude, right actions, and right decision making.  

7. Enjoy Your Down Time.  Doing things you love will definitely improve your ability to make decisions.  This is quite different from making time for solitude.  Your down time can be anything fun and can include your family or friends.

8. Let Go Of Any Negativity.  Hanging on to your negativity leaves little room for your positive energy to flow.

Start practicing these 8 tips of sharpening your intuition.  Practicing these tips will help you make better intuitive decisions that will lead to successful outcomes.


Question: When did you have to utilize your intuition as a leader?  Leave your comments below.

Peace and Prosperity,
Bryant Hall
MTN Universal, LLC
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