Developing the Intuitive Executive Using Analytics and Intuition for Success
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?
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
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