By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, March 17, 2012
The PAD (Association pour le Progrès des Dirigeants or Association for the Progress of Leaders) organized last Thursday a conference delivered by Francis Cholle under the theme: “Intuitive intelligence: A new concept of intelligence to upgrade managerial performance”. Cholle’s professional journey is multifold. He veers comfortably from business, yoga instruction to clinical psychology.
In his conference, Francis Cholle urges managers to rely on their intuition in decision-making and in their rapport with their staff. He argues that intuition is the immediate hunch that individuals have unconsciously in their interaction with all elements of their environment. Intuition is a strong drive that does not often comply with logical constraints. It is of note that rational thinking tends to exclude the ideas incongruent with the tenets of logic. Since rational thinking is based on binary discrimination, a considerable number of brilliant ideas are often inhibited.
The postulate that intelligence in a single and holistic competence has been constantly challenged. In his theory multiple intelligences, Howard Gardner deconstructed the traditional concept of intelligence. In fact, he delineated eight types of intelligences that are characterized by different competencies ranging from linguistic competence to kinesthetic abilities.
Intelligence is defined as the ability to maximize the benefits ensuing from the interaction with our own environment. Thus, many researchers cherish the hope of harnessing this form of power by understanding its underlying mechanisms. Daniel Goleman’s groundbreaking work on emotional intelligence underscored the relevance of emotional alertness both in personal and social success. Emotional intelligence is defined as the ability to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself, of others and of the group. In his conference Francis Cholle brings to the forefront a new form of intelligence that can dispense with the binary vision of rationality whereby a statement is either logical or illogical: intuitive intelligence.
Cholle urges company managers to unleash their intuitive reactions instead of bottling them up within mental frameworks. Thus, he extends the application of this concept from psychology to the world of entrepreneurship.
Francis Cholle introduces the concept of intuitive compass and suggests its manifold applications in companies’ management. Intuition is defined as an inherent inclination towards a number of behaviors.
Cholle suggest that managers avail these intuitive behaviors to the completion of their objectives. He presents a set of concrete steps susceptible to maximize successful opportunities through the substitution of the profits system with a system of shared values with members of specific consumer communities. The rapport with employees is equally pivotal in the implementation of intuitive intelligence. In fact, Cholles exhorts managers to consider their staff as critical thinkers who have their say in the decision making process. He argues that employees can not generate innovative ideas in a constrained environment. He suggests that managers change the meeting room’s layout and add a touch of playfulness to the workplace.
On other hand, Cholle insists that intuitive intelligence and rational thinking are by no mean mutually exclusive. In fact, they are can operate in a dynamic synergy without being constantly on a collision course. Cholle gives also a three-step procedure to develop an intuitive approach to professional endeavors. Managers and executives need to think holistically, tolerate paradox and to accept unusual methods.
The APD provides leaders with training in new management techniques and exposure to the most successful management models. Thus, leaders can stand in the face of merciless competitors who capitalize on new technology for the progress of their business.
On March 27 and 28 the APD will organize a two day training under the theme: “Boost your leadership qualities to innovate and succeed in the new economic order”. The APD schedules throughout the year a series of conferences and seminars centered on new techniques of management delivered by seasoned experts and pioneers in all fields of management.