After a few weeks off for some variety, we are going to return to John Maxwell’s next 7 laws of leadership in the following weeks.
Specific to number 8, the Law of Inutrition..
Maxwell acknowledges that it’s more challenging than other laws to explain because it’s more fluid and less concrete.
He describes, “The Law of Intuition is based on facts plus instinct plus other intangible factors, such as employee morale, organizational momentum, and relational dynamics.”
Because of this, intuition is much harder to teach although not impossible.
I also personally believe some people have better leadership instincts than others which is the “Nature” part of this equation.
Think Nature vs. Nurture.
However, everyone can improve their leadership skills and become a strong leader via the nurture component for those who possess a student mindset.
This is why I strongly believe to be a student of leadership, you have to be a student of human nature.
With focus and intentionality, you can learn how people behave.
And more specifically, learn from situations of high pressure or stress as this is when human nature is truly revealed.
Pay attention to how people behave.
Be observant on what things make them angry or happy. What things attract, repel or make people very emotional?
Study people constantly with curiosity.
More specifically, learn from situations of high pressure or stress as this is when human nature is more deeply revealed.
When you do, you will increase your intuition and become a better leader.