What Do Your Instincts Tell You?

By: Thomas J. Saporito

With the right ingredients, instinct is a powerful ally that marshals all the other qualities of great leadership and gives the CEO the competence to trust his or her intuition and the confidence to make a leap in judgment. At key moments in leadership, having trust in one’s gut feelings is perhaps the most critical trait a CEO can possess—some believe a refinement more valuable than an MBA from a top business school.