Inside Intuition (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Aug 6, 2012 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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What is ‘gut feeling’ and how can it be harnessed? To what extent should business decisions be informed by ‘instincts’ which may seem irrational or impossible to quantify?

Inside Intuition examines how the latest developments in social psychology and cognitive psychology, as well as exciting new insights from evolutionary psychology and cognitive neuroscience, can be used to explain the phenomenon of ‘gut feeling’ which has for decades been shrouded in magic and mysticism.

This book provides a highly readable scientific explanation of ‘gut feeling’, and the sometimes profound effects it can have in decision-making in business, management and other professional contexts. Using examples ranging from Boeing to Buddhism, it explains how managers and other decision makers can make better use of this pervasive, involuntary and ubiquitous phenomenon in their personal and professional lives to support creativity, innovation and interpersonal functioning.

Inside Intuition is essential reading for all advanced students of business and management, and for managers and professionals at all levels.

 

  

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Contents

1 The view from inside
1
2 Analysis paralysis
33
3 Eureka moments
64
4 Intuitive expertise
103
5 All in the mind?
124
6 The least effort principle
147
7 Intuitive muscle power
170
8 In two minds
189
9 A matter of feeling
212
10 The intuitive practitioner
238
11 Emotional social and moral intuition
271
12 The intuitive ape
288
Notes
300
An intuition reading list
344
Index
347
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About the author (2012)

Eugene Sadler-Smith is Professor of Management Development in the School of Management, University of Surrey. After a successful career in human resource development and training he became a university lecturer in 1994. He has a particular interest in managers' thinking and learning styles and is a member of the editorial advisory boards for "The British Journal of Management," "International Journal of Management Reviews," "Human Resource Development International," and the "Journal of European Industrial Training," He has published in the "Academy of Management Executive," "Journal of Organizational Behaviour and Organization Studies" and in a wide range of other academic and practitioner journals.