12 Laws of Leadership

12 Laws of Leadership: Law of Intuition

12 Laws of Leadership: Law of Intuition

Let’s talk about leadership and the law of intuition!

 

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The law of intuition is the fifth law in my 12 Laws of Leadership. Leaders rely on their internal guidance system to make decisions. Great leaders understand that there’s a balance between the art of intuition and the science of data and information and know how to effectively balance those. I call it, information plus intuition equals #infoition. 

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Here are three reasons why the law of influence is important in leadership:

  1. The first is that intuition is that natural intelligence that lies within us, each and every one of us, to help us see beyond the mountain, beyond the cliff, beyond the clouds, to reach those decisions and those milestones.

       2.  The second reason intuition is important in leadership is because it helps us set trends. Leaders set trends. Are you a trendsetter, or are you a follower? Be a trendsetter.  Intuition helps guide that.

       3.  The third reason why intuition is important in leadership is because when there’s a little data to go on, or when you’re involved in a rapidly changing environment and you’ve got quick decisions to make.  I did that for 23 of my 25 years in corporate America. I helped the University of Phoenix grow and scale from 13,000 students to 480,000 students. Do you think we had a lot of data? Yes! In some cases there was a little bit of data. Over the years we got better at data and I used my intuition every single day when making decisions for our students, for our faculty, and for our employees.

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Intuition is extremely helpful when decisions need to be made around people. You can have data, but you also really, really, really need that to marry that and use the intuition. My question for you today is where have you been holding off making a decision? If you’re thinking, “Oh, I don’t know.” Ask yourself, “Where have you been “shoulding” on yourself?” In other words, have you been saying recently, or to anybody, “Gosh, should I stay or should I go? Should I quit my job and go to my full time business full time? Should I join this company? Should I marry this guy? Should I go out on a date? Should I get surgery? Should I do this, should I …? ” Whatever it is that you’re asking,  I want you to dig deep inside, look within, and see what answers come when you listen to that internal guidance system… That voice that always has your best interest at heart.  

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Tandy Elisala

Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer at Center for Inspiring Greatness
Tandy is passionate about empowering entrepreneurs to lead their business like a rockstar CEO. Tandy has studied, taught, led, coached and spoken for over 30 years in the fields of leadership, human resources and life success. She helped the University of Phoenix grow and scale from 13k - 480k students while saving millions in costs and having one of the most highly engaged team across the organization. Tandy spent 25 years as a corporate executive, 10 years as a faculty member and successful entrepreneur and did all this while kicking cancer's butt 4 times. Tandy is spiritual woo-woo with a 5-point business plan wrapped into one. She is a 6-time bestselling author and a mom. She believes to expand your impact, legacy and influence, you must learn how to scale as you grow, lead high performing teams and lead yourself. This is key to making more money, saving precious time, having creative flexibility and serving the world the way only you can.

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22 replies
  1. Apolline Adiju
    Apolline Adiju says:

    When you talk of intuition in leadership, it reminds me of hypothesis in analytics. They are so similar in many ways in their respective contexts.Personally, I am happy that I always follow my intuition ( I missed that when I was much younger) in my everyday life decisions.

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      I’m glad you follow your intuition! No doubt, that has helped you in life and business. Thanks for stopping by, Apolline.

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Exactly, Joyce! It’s a tool… People that are afraid of using their intuition have learned to suppress this natural gift as they’ve grown up. When I really started learning about this idea, I tested it to ‘prove’ it worked for me.

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  2. Audrey
    Audrey says:

    Tandy I find that I used to squash my Intuition – only to have life slap me in the face because I didn’t listen. In my former life in corporate America, I worked in Marketing Research. It was sooo data driven. But a true business leader does need to see the facts and then go with their gut. That is the best outcome. Thanks for sharing your insight.

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      It’s easy to squash your intuition when working in corporate America. It takes a lot for people to stay the course (especially when you are in a data driven role). I agree that while it’s hard to do, it’s definitely worthwhile to LISTEN to our internal GPS.

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  3. Lori English
    Lori English says:

    Tandy,
    Your are so inspiring and your work shows that. Great post about busting through limited beliefs . It’s so true that if you think you can do anything you put your mind to . Great post !
    Lori English

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  4. Beverley Golden
    Beverley Golden says:

    For many years, when I was younger, I didn’t listen to my inner voice. Once I began primarily making decisions based on my intuition, life changed for me. Most of my health issues and my choices, were based on my own knowing, my own intuition. Even when no one else agreed with me, I still followed my own, often lonely path, back to health. Sometimes I wonder if it was stubbornness or intuition, but in all cases, things ended up being exactly as they were meant to be.

    I love that you show why intuition is a compatible and supportive trait for leaders, Tandy! So often business people are all about facts and figures and do not use their more human side to lead. They are fixed on ‘outer’ info and ignore the ‘inner’ info, which really is where I believe we find the answers. Many thanks for your perspective and for being someone who leads from intuition.
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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I’ve definitely experienced this with my health, too. Using our ‘human side’ to lead always gets greater results. I appreciate your comments, Beverley.

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  5. Teresa Salhi
    Teresa Salhi says:

    What a unique way to allow us to utilize our intuition for the future – “The second reason intuition is important in leadership is because it helps us set trends. Leaders set trends. Are you a trendsetter, or are you a follower? Be a trendsetter. Intuition helps guide that.” Thanks for the great perspective!
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  6. Meghan
    Meghan says:

    Love this! I’m the poster child for “infoition” and it’s taken me a long time to get comfortable listening to my intuition. But when I don’t listen to it, I’m usually VERY sorry. Lessons learned, right? 😉 I’ve never considered the value of intuition in the scenario of lack of data, but that’s a great point!

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    • Tandy Elisala
      Tandy Elisala says:

      Yeah, I’ve relied on my intuition when there isn’t much data and it’s never steered me wrong!

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