Intuitive Decision Making Profile
Research shows that one of the critical skills separating good leaders from great leaders is the conscious use of intuition in daily decision making. Great leaders actively call on their intuition to enhance decision making, whereas less effective leaders tend to rely too heavily on traditional approaches.
Give your participants a key competitive advantage with the Intuitive Decision-Making Profile (IDMP). This assessment helps individuals discover how to make complex decisions by putting their "database" of real-world knowledge and experience to work using their intuition.
How It Works
The Intuitive Decision-Making Profile (IDMP) was designed to help individuals recognize the role of intuition in decision making. The instrument evaluates the respondent's capacity for using intuition in decision-making situations.
Participants complete the 40-item inventory that examines the extent to which they incorporate intuition when making business-related decisions. They then review background information about intuitive decision making to understand its importance. Next, participants score their assessments, chart their results to learn which areas need focus, complete the "When to Use Intuition" table, discuss the "Intuitive Processing Mode," and complete the "Plan for Enhancing Intuition."
Uses and Applications
The IDMP is an effective tool to develop versatility in decision making and increase personal effectiveness in the workplace. Building intuitive decision making is particularly helpful in situations characterized by complex underlying relationships, such as mergers, reorganizations, and strategy formulation.
By the end of this workshop, participants will understand the Intuitive Processing Mode™, which is an original concept of how intuition works in decision-making situations throughout three steps:
- Resources and Readiness: To what extent do you have a base of resources to draw on for intuitive decision making?
- Overcoming Blocks to Accessing Resources: To what extent are you able to break free of the things that are preventing you from using your intuition?
- Practicing Intuitive Decision Making: To what extent are you aware of patterns developing in situations and the physical signals that confirm or deny those patterns?
By the end of this assessment, participants will:
- Discover the extent to which they already utilize their intuition
- Determine when it is appropriate to use intuition in decision making
- Learn to identify and overcome emotional and cognitive "blocks"
- Enhance the conscious use of intuitive decision making
Product Type: Assessment. The Facilitator Guide is setup as a step-by-step guide for planning and delivering a powerful learning experience.
Target Audience: Any individual who must make decisions as part of his/her job will benefit from this learning instrument. However, individuals with some level of experience in their field of specialization and who regularly make complex, non-routine decisions under conditions of uncertainty will benefit the most.
Measures: How participants understand the role of intuition in decision making and apply this knowledge.
Dimensions: Intuition, decision-making, and problem solving.
Time required: Administration: 15 to 20 minutes. Interpretation and debrief: 1 hour.
What to Order
Facilitator Guide: Order One Guide Per Trainer
This detailed, step-by-step guide for planning and delivering a powerful learning experience gives you everything you need to facilitate a full-day workshop, including: background information, assessment instructions, scripts, discussion questions, activities, and samples of the assessment. Facilitator support materials will be available to you as a digital download link in your order confirmation.
Paper Assessment 5-Pack: Order One Pack for Up to Five Participants
The print version is ideal for facilitators who prefer to oversee scoring and administration of the assessment if you don't know who the participants will be before the class begins, or if your learners do not have easy access to computers. It includes pressure-sensitive forms for scoring to aid manual tabulation.
About the Author
James Andrews, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist who has developed and conducted interventions for managers all around the world. He specializes in executive coaching, team development, and change management. He has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Tennessee.