Do Leaders Use Gut Instinct?

In the realm of cognitive psychology, it is believed that when we make decisions it is best to use data as our guiding light. For example, a nurse should make a decision about a patient’s condition based on what research tells us. If research tells us that a certain blood pressure level indicates a problem, then the nurse should use this information to decide what to do to help the patient. Using this actuarial judgment method, the individual makes decisions based solely on empirically established relations between data and the outcome of interest. Continue Reading →