chapter  10
22 Pages

Leadership Ethics

BySimon Robinson

An important component of an intuitive intelligence is conceptual discrimination based on understanding: being able to distinguish between insight and intuition, and between intuition and emotion, personal bias, prejudice or wishful thinking. Stories and anecdotes of other peoples intuitions are also an important means of reflecting upon and benchmarking ones own intuitions. Mindfulness training can improve observational skills and enrich your direct perception of the current situation and can counteract the all too frequent hijacking of thoughts by emotions, fears, prejudices and biases. Once a metaphor arises, or is chosen, this can begin an intrapersonal or interpersonal dialogue and produce shifts in attitudes, beliefs and assumptions, and can be the lynchpin of the solution to a problem or a dilemma. The learning approaches outlined in this chapter developing intuitive expertise, understanding and self-awareness represent initial attempts to build a repertoire of techniques for the integration of intuition into the management education curriculum and into management and leadership development programmes.