IT Management Slideshow: 10 Ways to Harness Your Intuition

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 11-30-2011

Gain Total Organization Perspective

You can only make decisions with meaningful impact if you fully understand how all theparts of your company are supposed to come together.

Gain Total Organization Perspective

Don’t Seek to Control

As opposed to dictating desired behaviors, look to influence them - and then observe carefully how results are obtained.

Don’t Seek to Control

Take the Point Guard Approach

True leaders make everyone around them better, to a level where strong performance is so routine it emerges as instinctual.

Take the Point Guard Approach

Embrace Brutal Candor

When employees/colleagues give genuine feedback, it presents an unfiltered evaluation of your effectiveness.

Embrace Brutal Candor

Avoid Perfectionism

All innovation requires tolerable risk. Employees must know they're allowed to fail in order to pursue innovation.

Avoid Perfectionism

Be Generous with Time

Setting aside moments for serious exchange can develop employees as independent thinkers -- and you'll learn about intuition from them in the process.

Be Generous with Time

Get Comfortable with the Illogical

Innovation doesn't arrive from the tried and true. The word "paradox" stems from a Greek word for "opposed to existing notions."

Get Comfortable with the Illogical

Crush the Hierarchical Mindset

Collaborate with others based upon their capacity to contribute, not their job titles.

Crush the Hierarchical Mindset

Gain a Total View of Customers

They're more than profit generators - they provide valuable feedback and business-focused insights if they are skillfully engaged.

Gain a Total View of Customers

Distinguish Between Selling and Leading

Sellers view business simply as a transaction. Leaders interpret business as part of a large, interconnected Web that forms relationships and communities.

Distinguish Between Selling and Leading