Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service
6) What is intuition? Why intuition is considered as a special attribute of a good leader? Illustrate.(250 words)
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Key demand of the question:
The answer must appreciate the concept of intuition and in what way it is a key attribute/trait of a good leader.
Illustrate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with brief definition of intuition.
Intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without recourse to inference or conscious reasoning. … The word intuition comes from the Latin verb intueri translated as “consider” or from the late middle English word intuit, “to contemplate”.
Discuss what is intuition based on?
Explain that one of the primary reasons top leaders are able to make tough decisions is because they have learned to trust their intuitive instincts. Bill Gates says, “Often you have to rely on intuition.” The facts are great, and we need them, but sometimes it boils down to what we feel in our gut.
Conclude by reasserting significance of intuition in making a good leader.