Critical Leadership Secret: Intuition Trumps Big Data
Big data are big words these days. But rather than go with the flow – gottta get more and more data out of fear that you’ll miss something and lose ground to the Joneses – take a step back and realize that intuition always trumps big data, provide you have reviewed a reasonably sufficient – as opposed to an insanely large – amount of data. Check out Chapter 6 of my book (available in hard cover and Kindle editions), The Source of Leadership: Eight Drivers of the High-Impact Leader, for a history of intuition and a brief training course for developing your intuition. I guarantee you that the bravest, most secure, and most successful leaders take big data with a grain of salt and always rely primarily on their finely tuned intuition.