Intuitive Leadership: How Non-Intuitive Leaders Lead Intuitive Employees

Intuitive Leadership: Non-Intuitive Leaders Leading Intuitive Employees

Many non-intuitive leaders feel frustrated with intuitive employees. They see intuition and these employees as emotional and risky. Their image of intuition is the one below with intuition taking the organization up in flames. Meanwhile, they must still lead these employees that they likely did not hire. Here’s how to do it.

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Intuitive Leadership: 5 Ways Non-Intuitive Leaders Can Lead Intuitive Employees

  1. Use your strong logic to separate the emotion from the value of intuition.

    You fear what you can’t see — intuition. This fear brings you to have negative emotion about intuitive employees and brings you to mislabel them as emotional. See the value of their insight. This strengthens your intuitive leadership.

  2. Become a student of their behavior.

    Once you put emotion aside, observe how they think. You will discover that their intuition is not voodoo. It is a synthesis of information and experience reapplied. Make note of when their intuition delivers great results. Ask them how they came to the insight that helped?

  3. Check your intuition doubting beliefs.

    If you are living the belief, “If you can’t measure it, it doesn’t exist”, you will continue to shut out intuition and intuitive employees. Change these limiting beliefs and you strengthen your intuitive leadership. You can lead intuitive employees.

  4. Realize you don’t have to choose.

    You can embrace employees’ intuition and then vet it with other sources of information. See intuition as one component of decision making and complete it with other components. Just don’t get trapped back in a data only mindset.

  5. List out the times you let incomplete data delay your decision.

    When did your delay create problems? Leadership often requires you to lead forward when you don’t have as much data as you would like. Tap your intuitive employees in these moments. They see patterns before you do. They see gaps and answers that you don’t. They notice important elements you overlook. Capture their insights into intuitive leadership to move ahead more quickly.

Non-intuitive leaders — you can lead intuitive employees if you honor their talent instead of fearing it. Demystify their talent using the steps outlined here. It all starts with your desire to understand their intuition and the value of it.

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~Albert Einstein

How has other’s intuition helped you?

What did they see and know that you didn’t?

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

Related Posts:
What is Intuition & How to Develop Yours
Leadership Emotion Radar: 12 Employee Emotional Needs to Honor

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3 Responses to “Intuitive Leadership: How Non-Intuitive Leaders Lead Intuitive Employees”

  1. Ric Evoy says:

    Thank You For Sharing Kate.
    Very Insightful & Profound Information.
    I Enjoy Your Works Greatly.

    Take Care

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