Intuition: Leading Edge for You and Your Clients

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Foster the intuitive zone, access wisdom on purpose, be powerfully inspired, and allow an inner knowing for you and your client. Decisions dont need to be made but become known as natural next steps.The greatest advances in mans understanding of the universe are made by intuitive leaps at the frontiers of knowledge, not by intellectual walks along well traveled paths - Andrew Weil, M.D.Bio: Rossella Derickson, principal of, has translated her business and organizational experience into Wisdom in the Workplace, consulting, training and coaching modules that support healthy group and company dynamics.


<ul><li>1.Intuition: Leading Edge for You and Your ClientsSBODNAugust 1, 2011Rossella</li></ul> <p>2. Bio: Rossella Derickson, ICF Trained CoachRossella Derickson, a biochemist, has 22 years experience leading sales, marketing, andproject management teams with P&amp;L responsibility. She is a founder and a principal in thecompany Over the past 5 years, organizations with whichshe has worked include Cisco, Stanford University, Phoenix Technology, PARC, eGain,Formfactor, Morrison and Foester, Santa Clara County Executive Office, AppliedBioSystems, Amgen, Kodak, and Hitachi.Rossella brings a centered style to help clients open up to deal with challenges. She brings clarity andproblem solving approaches through tools learned through formal training and practical experience.Rossella has translated her experience into Wisdom in the Workplace training modules to supportleadership and emotional intelligence development. She utilizes Kotter and Nadler change models,depending upon the organizations need for vision or business alignment. She facilitates learning throughwebinar, video conferencing, telepresence and in person sessions. Rossella has launched customizedoff-sites and training for multinational companies in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.For 8 years, Rossella held the position of Director of the South Bay Organizational Development Network, a forum for live and virtual events bringing thought leaders in OD, training, and coaching.Rossella holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Rutgers University and is an ICF trained executive coach. Sheis a gifted intuitive, having studied at Esalen and Aikido with Robert Nadeau, a student of Aikido founderMorihei Ueshiba. Rossella is an author of "Awakening Social Responsibility, A Call to Action." 2 3. When Do Leaders Need Intuition?Ron Schultz, in Unconventional Wisdom,interviewed what he termed twelveremarkable innovators. In their own words,they explained how intuition can revolutionizedecision-making.When is intuition most helpful to leaders? when there is insufficient data, or notenough time to gather the data when there is too much information, or thedata is conflicting when data seems to support severaloptions equally 4. Check-in: How intuitive are you (on a good day or under pressure)?Intuition Defined - Comprehension without the use of reasoning. Itsometimes comes in the form of symbols.Intuition is a physical state. Laura Day, author of Practical Intuition,states that the normal, waking cognitive filters are down. Then we useour rational mind to interpret the impression. 5. Western - Eastern ConvergenceNeural pathways Energy/ Life ForceBrain Waves ConsciousnessNeurotransmittersElectromagnetic field 6. How Does Intuition Manifest? Mind perception - Ability to put all the informationtogether without all the facts, quantum leap Audio perception - Hearing the meta-messages whensomeone is speaking Gut feeling - feeling in the bodyExercise: Ancient Chinese divination tool: Think of a dilemma. Toss the coin. What is your body/gut response? 7. Gamma Insight EffectInsight Alpha Insight EffectThe aha momentwhen an answer pops into our head seemingly out of the blue. happens in a small fold of tissue on the surface of the right hemisphere called the anterior superior temporal gyrus.It is taxing to the brain so occurs when the brain is relaxed through daydreaming, showering, gym 8. Engaging Your IntuitionIntuition is goal directed. Its activated by aquestion asked consciously or unconsciously. Unconscious question: (For example) Why does It always seem like it is my fault when I argue with my boss?Intuitive information sometimes comes in theform of symbols.Exercise:Your eye will be drawn to see what you need tosee; to know what you need to know.Am I on the right track with my career?My intuition guides me 9. Developing Core BeliefsUnstructured StructuredHow do we lose our natural open and intuitive state? 10. The Hijacking Brain Threat vs. Reward- Much of ourmotivation driving social behavior isgoverned by an overarchingorganizing principle - to minimizeNeuroscience Researchthreat and maximize reward. David Rock, 11. Hijacking ThoughtsHow many of your 168 hours were lost this week?Hrs / weekHrs / weekBeing better than_______ Telling untruths ______Being not as good as _______ Thinking about revenge ______Being pessimistic_______ Thinking of enemies______Judging yourself _______ Thinking of lost opportunities ______Pleasing friends _______ Thinking of resentments______Pleasing people at work_______ Trying to control others ______Pleasing your family _______ Thinking about how unfairRegretting old failures_______ things are ______Replaying old hurts_______ Worrying about whatReplaying conversations_______ might happen ______Exercise: What thoughts hijack you and your intuition? 12. Shifting Hijacking ThoughtsLabel and Reappraise Stress (Boss communicates harshly) Hijacking Thought Negative Belief Brain/PFC SpinExamples of Negative Beliefs:I always do it wrong.No one listens to me.I dont belong. Learned Defense Reaction(Speak up, Dont speak up, etc)Coaching:I can do it right.I listen to myself.I belong. 13. Get Out of Your StoryLabel and Re-Appraise Labeling DiscussNaming the feelings thathave occurred and lookingWhat thoughts "spin" in yourat them from a distancemind and distract you?often allows the brain torelax and to feel a sense of Label the feelingcontrol and therefore calm.associated with the thought. See it from a distance. Re-AppraisalLooking at a difficult orOr - reappraise and find athreatening situation andnew interpretation of theredefining its meaninghigh level disturbance .allows the threat to reduceand new neurotransmittersto connect to future states Neuroscience Researchthat are more positive.David Rock, 14. The Mind Set to Engage IntuitionBeingCuriousOpenCalm 15. Mastering Your MindRichard J. DavidsonA Buddhist monk is fitted with electrodes in RichardVilas Professor of Psychology andDavidsons neuroscience lab. His best-known workPsychiatry Ph.D. 1976, Harvard Universityfocuses on neuroplasticity, the capacity of the brain University of Wisconsin, Director,to develop and change throughout life, somethingLaboratory for Affective NeuroscienceWestern science once thought impossible.Director, Waisman Laboratory for BrainImaging &amp; Behavior 16. Emotions A Wave?Lisa Feldman Barrett Barrett L F et al. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 2007;2:73-83 17. Emotions- Awareness of Others We cant really know whats going on until we stoprunning and connect first with ourselves and then withothers. Ordinary empathy is sympathizing with a friend. Intuitive empathy is the capacity to energetically mergewith others and see life (positively and negatively)through their eyes, and sense the world through theirfeelings. Dr. J.Orloff, M.D. Second Sight It becomes difficult to distinguish these sensations fromyour own, sometimes throwing you off center. 18. Heart and MindCalming Both "Brains" The mind seems to be a non-stop talkingmachine with a constant barrage ofendless thoughts, ideas, concepts,meanings, memories, plans,apprehensions, doubts, and repetitions.David Hawkins, author of Power vs.Force, states most of us want anythingrather than silence. Studies by HeartMath The heart generates an electric field 40-60X stronger than brain. It can bemeasured 8 feet away from body.Reflective Practice: Breathe deeply in arhythmic fashion. Imagine you can breatheinto your heart. Recall a positive experiencethat brings forth a positive emotion.www.Corporate-Wisdom.com18 19. Using Intuition to Decide on a Course of ActionThink of a situation you are grappling with. Define the situation clearly.Think of 2 possible solutions. Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. RELAX.Imagine a jacket, and associate the jacket with one of the possible solutions to thesituation you are grappling with. How does the jacket fit? How does it feel?Put on the second jacket. How does this one fit? Feel?What is your intuition telling you? 20. Are You in the Flow? High Anxiety/Fear FlowBoredomHighLowSkills 21. Follow the Flow Being at the right place at theright time. Knowing what isnext. Being awake to possibilitieswithout distraction. Having a clear question andtrusting the effortless flow.Quote by Oprah Winfrey: Find the flow and follow it. You cant gowrong. Even if youre in a situation where you are uncomfortable orout of place, dont try to swim against the current. Change direction.Find the flow and follow it. 22. Flow Alignment Google TheEnergy Project Purpose is not something youdo intellectually It comesfrom the core of who you areand drives your successIntention: If I followed my deepest intuition I would 23. 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