Hello and welcome on behalf of
HS Talks to this exciting series on
intuitive intelligence in business.
I'm Dr. Manj Subiah, executive coach,
author, business advisor and MBA tutor.
Thank you for
joining us in this exciting series.
Having spent a total of 23
years in both corporate and
business in diverse industries such
as chemical, paint, plastics and
manufacturing, in service sectors
such as occupational health,
education, training and development,
I became involved in research on intuitive
intelligence and its value in business,
which is something that seemed to crop
up no matter which sector I worked in.
You see, leaders within top 100 companies
all seemed to share the remarkable dynamic
capability of intuitive intelligence when
dealing with uncertain environments.
They showed an extraordinary sense-making,
visionary foresight ability,
and a timely ability to act and
respond effectively to external
challenges, all of which effectively
impacted favorably on their
Ancient literature as far back as
the 8th century made reference to
an evolutionary intelligence, but
in terms of business research it's
only in 1987 that we find R Rowan
identifying managers able to make
effective business decisions using
a form of intuitive intelligence.
Now we've come to learn intuition itself
is but part of a much greater story.
We've come to learn that in its evolved
form, this dynamic evolutionary
intelligence is perfectly adapted
to sustaining business and
indeed life activities, in what is
known as VUCA environments: volatile,
uncertain, complex and
We've also learned that this
remarkable inherent ability,
long acclaimed by Einstein and Carl Sagan,
is none other than an actual
evolutionary intuitive intelligence.