Everybody has experienced intuition, sometimes referred to as the 'gut feeling' or 'hunch' - the sixth sense of feeling of 'knowing without knowing '. Intuitions are not something that can be willed or made to happen, nor can they be blocked.
Dr Eugene Sadler-Smith, Professor of Management Development and Organization Behaviour, School of Management, University of Surrey, UK. Before becoming an academic he worked in human resource development in the gas industry. His research interests are currently centred upon the role of intuitive judgement in decision making and management. His research has been published widely in journals such as the Academy of Management Executive, Academy of Management Learning and Education, British Journal of Psychology, Journal of Occupational & Organizational Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Management Learning, Long Range Planning, and Organization Studies. Eugene Sadler-Smith is joint Editor-in-Chief of Management Learning. He has researched and published widely in the field of learning and development and is author of several books including Learning and Development for Managers: Perspectives from Research and Practice (Blackwell/Wiley, 2006) and Inside Intuition (Routledge, 2008). His intuition research has featured in The Times and on BBC Radio 4.