Intuitive Leadership: Drawing from the well of unconscious intelligence

Intuition vs reasoning

Intuition is the supra-logic that cuts out all the routine processes of thought and leaps straight from the problem to the answer. – Robert Graves

Trust your hunches. They’re usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. – Joyce Brothers

Much of the published commentary on leadership in recent decades has wrestled with the contentious concept of intuition. Theories and perspectives abound. Most commentators agree, however, that in an age of information overload, the best leaders draw from a deep well of unconscious intelligence at least as much as they rely on conscious, rational, evidence-based decision making.

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How Students and Clients are Profiting from Prophet

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Top-level executive teams are invariably populated by highly-intelligent, capable, passionate and often competitive individuals. They have to make decisions under pressure, and face the brunt of the volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (‘VUCA’) that typifies the global economic environment. Employees, shareholders commentators, and external advisors observe top teams in action.

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Speaking a common language

Choose Your Online Experience

Choose Your Online Experience – a tick-box activity to start blending your course

Education is a discipline prone to buzz words. Unlike some of them blended learning has stuck around, and it would seem that we are now at a point where everyone agrees that blending is what we should be doing. Given that an LMS such as Moodle or Blackboard is now a standard feature of university study, all courses are blended, more or less. All students have access to lecture recordings and teaching materials online, but there is an increasing awareness that we need to go further. The question is, where to next? Read more

QUT ExecInsights – on robots, AI and choosing a diamond ring

Exec Insights Episode with Michael Milford

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Professior Michael Milford, Chief Investigator at the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision at QUT, shares with Kate his thoughts and predictions about what everyday life could look like in the near future with the onward march of technologies around robotics, automation and artificial intelligence. He also shares a strategy for using a bot to replace the romance of choosing an engagement ring!

Developing leaders for the changing disability services sector

EPIC Assist leaders

EPIC Assist leaders undertaking the Emerging Leaders Program in the QUT Executive Education Centre

The National Disability Insurance Scheme has transformed the business landscape for the disability sector, requiring organisations to develop leaders who are agile, innovative and commercially savvy. However, non-profit and ‘for benefit’ provider organisations often struggle to make the business case for investment in leader development, as this can be seen as being at the expense of frontline delivery. That can be a risk to organisational vision and mission, as James Shepard pointed out in the Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Leadership Development: Five Things All Non-profits Should Know.    Read more

QUT ExecInsights – Susan Goldsworthy on secure base leadership

Exec Insights Episode with Susan Goldsworthy

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Author and executive coach Susan Goldsworthy brings insights into high performance from her background as an elite athlete and corporate communication manager. She talks with Kate about ideas from he co-authored book, ‘Care to Dare Unleashing astonishing potential through secure base leadership.’