Trusting your instincts

Instincts are good and they are necessary – leaders use them throughout the daily myriad of issues and decisions. Successful leaders trust their instincts as they trust others.

Frequency – it should grow on you.

Key participants – all your direct reports.

Leadership rating ***

Objective

How often have you had the experience of looking back at a decision made, or not made, against the ‘advice’ of your instinct and regretted that you had not been bolder? How often have you allowed factors that seemed more important than they really were at the time to deflect you from doing what you knew was the right thing to do? Most of us can probably confess to these feelings if we are honest – I am bound to say that many of ...

Get The Leadership Book, 2nd Edition now with O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from 200+ publishers.