The Intuitive Mind: Profiting from the Power of Your Sixth Sense (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Jun 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 336 pages
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This new agenda for the managerial mind will change the way you think and do business.

Eugene Sadler-Smith, a leading intuition researcher and educator in business and management, argues that human beings have one brain but two minds – analytical and intuitive. Management has overlooked the importance of intuition, and under-exploited the potential that the intuitive mind has to contribute in areas as diverse as decision making, creativity, team working, entrepreneurship, business ethics and leadership.

The Intuitive Mind is a fascinating and practical book that will maximize your intuition and help you make better decisions today and predictions about tomorrow! Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung would most assuredly approve.”

Steve W. Martin, www.heavyhitterwisdom.com
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“Eugene Sadler-Smith gives needed attention to the intuitive way of thinking and reminds us that leadership is an art as well as a science.”

Cindi Fukami, Professor of Management, University of Denver, USA

“From one of our prominent ‘thinkers’ in the management education arena, we learn in The Intuitive Mind how to use our intuitive judgment to improve our managerial decision making.”

Joe Raelin, The Knowles Chair for Practice-Oriented Education, Northeastern University, USA

“This timely, well researched and accessible book takes intuition out of the shadows and provides practical guidance to solve thorny problems.”

Sebastian Bailey, Global Product Director, The Mind Gym

  

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The Intuitive Mind, by Eugene Sadler-Smith, is a comprehensive and well-written guide to harmonize the balance between analytical and intuitive thinking for the knowledge worker. The author clearly ... Read full review

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This is an interesting book that is clearly based on extensive research and combines a range of theories from different disciplines. It provides a comprehensive and nuanced introduction to what intuition is and how it can be used in business environments. This is not one of those ‘motivational’ books the management literature is full off – it is not a simple how-to guide full of fancy buzz-words, that all sound good but don’t actually have much content to them. This book is nuanced and balanced, it does not present intuition as something a lucky few ‘just have’: it emphasises the role of experience and hard work, and shows how to become more aware of when intuition can help in decision making. Those looking for the secret formula to intuitive success will thus be disappointed, but those looking for a clearly argued and scientifically underpinned book on the phenomenon will find ‘The Intuitive Mind’ very useful indeed. 

Contents

In Two Minds
The Two Minds Model
The Intuitive Mind Speaks in the Language of Feelings
The Intuitive Mind is Fast and Spontaneous
The Intuitive Mind is Holistic
The Intuitive Mind Offers Hypotheses
Different Strokes
The Analytical Manager
The Firefighter the Sailor and the Paramedic
Demystifying the Intuitive Mind
Informed Intuition
Managing with a Crystal Ball
Devils Advocacy and Intuitive Judgement
A Matter of Feeling
When Analysis and Intuition Break Down
Emotion and Choice

The Intuitive Manager
Cognitive Ambidexterity
The Ambidextrous Team
Joining the Dots
Let Yourself Go
Insight is not Intuition
Moral Instincts
Its Not What You Say
Judging a Book by Its Cover
Smarter by Thinking Less?
Deceiving the Intuitive Mind
See Do Empathise
Logical Errors
Biased Judgement
Stereotyping
Wishful Thinking
Cheater Detection
The Sixth Sense?
EI and Intuition
Whoâ s There?
The Entrepreneurial Mindset
To Plan or Not to Plan?
Entrepreneurial Alertness
Intuitive Connections
Heroes and Hubris
Going with your Gut
Itâ s all in the Genes?
Doing Things Right
Doing the Right Thing
Right Direction
The Credit Crunch
The Miracle on the Hudson
Developing Intuitive Intelligence
Intuitive Wisdom
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About the author (2010)

Dr Eugene Sadler-Smith, Professor of Management Development and Organization Behaviour, School of Management, University of Surrey, UK. Before becoming an academic he worked in human resource development in the gas industry. His research interests are currently centred upon the role of intuitive judgement in decision making and management. His research has been published widely in journals such as the Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Psychology, Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Management Learning, Long Range Planning, and Organization Studies. Eugene Sadler-Smith is joint Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning. He has researched and published widely in the field of learning and development and is author of several books including Learning and Development for Managers: Perspectives from Research and Practice (Blackwell/Wiley, 2006) and Inside Intuition (Routledge, 2008). His intuition research has featured in The Times and on BBC Radio 4.

 

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