Leaders face a huge number of decisions every day, whether it’s challenging cost-cutting choices, determining whom to promote, or identifying which new projects to greenlight. Of course, they rely on data to help inform those choices — but unfortunately, it’s not always available, especially in fast-moving or unclear situations. At that point, many leaders turn to intuition: their “gut feelings,” honed over time and through experience.
What to Do If You Feel Like You’ve Lost Your Intuition
It can be disconcerting to feel that your intuition isn’t working the way it should. What happens when, as a leader, you feel your intuition is suddenly failing you? In this article, the authors outline five strategies to help you get back in touch with your gut instinct: 1) Lean on your team. 2) Create space in your day to be quiet and reflect. 3) Stop multitasking. 4) Practice small decisions. 5) Don’t worry about perfection.