1st Edition

Developing the Intuitive Executive Using Analytics and Intuition for Success

Edited By Jay Liebowitz Copyright 2024
    232 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    232 Pages
    by Auerbach Publications

    The leading traits of executives often include creativity and innovation. Research shows that intuition can significantly enhance these traits. Developing intuitive executives and honing intuition, coupled with the ability to apply data and evidence to inform decision making, is the focus of Developing the Intuitive Executive: Using Analytics and Intuition for Success.

    Some researchers call the complement of applying data analytics to intuition as quantitative intuition, rational intuition, or informed intuition. Certainly, in today's data-driven environment, analytics plays a key role in executive decision-making. However, an executive’s many years of experiential learning are not formally considered as part of the decision-making process. Learning from both failures and successes can help fine-tune intuitive awareness—what this book calls intuition-based decision-making. Research also shows that many executives do not trust the internal data quality in their organizations, and so they rely on their intuition rather than strictly on data.

    This book presents the work of leading researchers worldwide on intuition in the management and executive domain. Their chapters cover  key issues, trends, concepts, techniques, and opportunities for applying intuition as part of the executive decision-making process. Highlights include:

    • Using intuition to manage new opportunities
    • Intuition in medicine
    • Rules based on intuition
    • Balancing logic and intuition in decision-making
    • Smart heuristics to manage complexity
    • Intuition and competitiveness
    • Intuitive investment decision-making across cultures

    Showing how intuition in executive decision-making should play an important role, this book enables managers to complement their knowledge gained from experience with analytics to improve decision-making and business success.

    1. The Intuitive Executive Revisited
    Cinla Akinci and Eugene Sadler-Smith

    2. Training Intuition: Challenges and Opportunities
    Katharina Fellnhofer, Eugene Sadler-Smith, and Marta Sinclair

    3. Intuition and Analysis: Past, Present, and Future
    Leonie Hallo and Tiep Nguyen

    4. Using Temporal Intuition to Navigate New Opportunities
    Christian Walsh and Paul Knott

    5. Who’s Afraid of Intuition in Medicine?
    Itai Adler

    6. Turning Intuition into Managerial Simple Rules
    Radu Atanasiu, Christopher Wickert, and Svetlana N. Khapova

    7. Executive Decision Making: Logic or Intuition?
    Chaudron Carter Short

    8. Top Managers’ Intuition and Analytics in Trusting Individuals from Inside and Outside of the Organization
    Joanna Paliszkiewicz, Fatih Çetin, and Markus Launer

    9. Knowledge for a World of Complexity: The Intuitive Executive and Smart Heuristics
    Daniela Dumitru, Gabriela Paula Florea, and Mihaela Minciu

    10. Intuition and Competitiveness
    Richard Szántó

    11. Intuitive Investment Decision-Making Across Cultures
    Haili Wu and Li-Jun Ji

    12. Intuition, Analysis and Sensemaking: How to Select Ideas for Innovation
    Antti Sihvonen, Alexandre Sukhov, Johan Netz, Lars E. Olsson, and Peter R. Magnusson

    13. A Literature Review of Intuition in Strategic Decision-Making
    Ioannis C. Thanos


    Dr. Jay Liebowitz has recently served as the inaugural Executive-in-Residence for Public Service at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute. He was previously a Visiting Professor in the Stillman School of Business and the MS-Business Analytics Capstone & Co-Program Director (External Relations) at Seton Hall University.

    Dr. Liebowitz previously served as the Distinguished Chair of Applied Business and Finance at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Before HU, he was the Orkand Endowed Chair of Management and Technology in the Graduate School at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC). He served as a Full Professor in the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.