The most important leadership quality is intuition.

Research support this, and I agree along with my clients!

You may be asking, “What is intuition anyway?”.

It’s the (usually small) physical feeling that you feel while a choice is being presented, you’re making a decision , critiquing something (or someone).  Mabe it’s a twinge in your gut, your chest, your head.

Maybe it’s tingles all over- or on your arms.

Pay attention, do not ignore it, and after a while you will know what your “good” sensory feelings are v. “the bad.”  Law enforcement often rely on this when involved at a crime scene.   A recent study at

Th New jersey Institute of Technology conducted intuition tests on a group of  CEO’s and discovered :

  • Out of 100% of CEO’s with low intuition scores  only 25% managed to double

their business in five years.

  • Out of 100% of CEO’s with high intuition scores, 81% doubled their business in five years.

This showed a strong correlation betwn intuition and CEO ability and that “gut feeling may play an important part in making successful decisions.” Here are a few quotes about intuition from mighty powerful leaders!:

“Often you have to rely on intuition” -Bill Gates

“Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next” –Jonas Salk

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  “ –Albert Einstein

“Follow your instincts.  That’s where true wisdom manifests itself.” –Oprah Winfrey

“…have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs

Bottom line: Intuition is important in the leadership skill set and is trainable.  You can ask me about this!