This week in The 21 Most Powerful Minutes in a Leader’s Day I read about the law of intuition.
Some people just have a knack for feeling things out. They can sense when things aren’t right. Leaders with this quality assess situations and come up with solutions quickly. John Maxwell suggests that the Biblical character Jethro had this ability. His advice to Moses on how to manage people shed some light on his intuitiveness.
Maxwell suggests that at the very least a leader is intuitive related to his or her strength. For example if you are a graphic designer you look at any printed piece with a graphic designer’s eye and know how to improve it. If you are a counselor when you walk into a room you automatically notice interactions between others. The things that you pick up on easily are your areas of intuition.
If you’re looking to improve your intuition as a leader here’s what Maxwell suggests:
- Learn all you can about leadership
- Observe an intuitive leader
- Practice what you learn
- Learn from your mistakes to improve
In what areas of your life are you highly intuitive? In what areas do you need to improve your intuition?