Leadership Decision-Making Through Intuition

As a leader you are faced with making difficult decisions every day. Often these decisions are complex with many factors to be considered. Hopefully, you will make many more right decisions than bad ones. Following your intuition is important. More often than not your gut feel is right. Nevertheless, it is also important to have the right decision making framework and not allow over analysis to get in the way.leadership development, leadership business, decision-making

Shelley Row, a strategic partner of DNA Behavior has written a great article on Leadership Decision Theory that addresses this point. Please refer to the 4 Styles of Decision-making, or contact Shelley at

The key to successfully using your intuition is firstly to know you have it and when it is working. You should not be afraid of it but also not be blind to its operation and such not be listening to it properly.? In my experience, the starting point to getting in touch with your intuition is to know who you are at the core and from there recognize your instinctive decision-making style. Then, with that self-knowledge having the capacity to manage your behavior particularly when your emotions are triggered.

Ultimately, it gets down to having trust in yourself. If you want to build more trust in yourself and have greater confidence in your decision-making start by learning your Natural DNA Behavior Style.

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Top 5 Behaviors for Executive Leaders in the 21st Century

Todays world presents new challenges for modern leaders, and certain behaviors are becoming more important to excel at if you want to succeed.

First, managers and leaders are not the same thing. Managers do well at the business side of things, and leaders do too?yet, leaders must also excel in areas beyond the ability to get basic business things accomplished.Top Executive Management Principles

The following five areas of behavior are not the only skills executive leaders should seek to improve, but they ones that are important, particularly in todays world.

For an executive leader, reflection may be the most important area, according to an AchieveGlobal study, which had a goal of developing a comprehensive model articulating key areas of focus for 21st-century leaders. ?A leaders ability to successfully navigate continually changing, uncertain waters requires continual reflection and improvement. ?Leaders demonstrate the ability to reflect by having the ability to:

  • Ask themselves how they can become better.
  • Act with the self-confidence to experience new behaviors.

Read more on the Executive Velocity website.

Author: Beth Armknecht Miller, President and Executive Coach, Executive Velocity Inc