Our everyday intuitive abilities are no less marvelous than the striking insights of an experienced firefighter or physician – only more common.
The psychology of accurate intuition involves no magic. Perhaps the best short statement of it is by the great Herbert Simon, who studied chess masters and showed that after a thousands of hours of practice they come to see the pieces on the board differently from the rest of us. You can feel Simon´s impatience with the mythologizing of expert intuition when he writes: "The situation has provided a cue; this cue has given the expert access to information stored in memory, and the information provides the answer. Intuition is nothing more and nothing less than recognition."
Find out all you need to know about intuition in this exciting new podcast episode of Leadership XXL.