In this age of Big Data and analytics, knowledge gained through experiential learning and intuition may be taking a back seat to analytics. However, the use of intuition should not be underestimated and should play an important role in the decision process.
How Well Do Executives Trust Their Intuition covers the Fulbright research study conducted by this international team of editors. The main question of their investigation is: How well do executives trust their intuition? In other words, do they typically prefer intuition over analysis and analytics. And equally importantly, what types of intuition may be most favorable looking at different variables? The research utilizes survey and biometrics approaches with C-level executives from Canada, U.S., Poland, and Italy.
In addition, the book contains chapters from leading executives in industry, academia, and government. Their insights provide examples of how their intuition enabled key decisions that they made.
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The book explores how executives can use intuition to guide decision making. It also explains how to trust intuition-based decisions. How Well Do Executives Trust Their Intuition is a timely and prescient reminder in this age of data-driven analytics that human insight, instinct, and intuition should also play key roles.
PART I. Intuition
1. Using Your Intuition
2. How Gender, Experience, Role, Industry, and Country Affect Intuition
Yolande E. Chan, Tracy A. Jenkin, and Dylan Spicker
3. It Is a Matter of Heart: C-Level Executives Detect Their Heartbeat Better than Other Company Members Do
Fabio Babiloni, Enrica Modica, and Patrizia Cherubino
4. Trust and Intuition in Management
PART II. Examples of Executive Decision Making and Intuition
5. Filtering Intuition through the Lens of Rational Analysis: Decision-Making Lessons Learned in a Competitive Higher Education Market
Susan C. Aldridge
6. Trusting Intuition
7. Leadership Intuition Meets the Future of Work
David Dye, Chiara Corso, Claradith Landry , Jennifer Rompre, Kyle Sandell, and William Tanner
8. Spiritual Management: A Personal Account of Executive Intuitive Awareness
Eugene W. Grant
9. Creating an Intuitive Awareness for Executives
Ben Martz, Jr. and Holly Frye
10. Improvisation and Instinct
William Hall and Rebecca Stockley