The phenomenon I want to post here about I call myself “business intelligence”, although it does not correspond with the existing term which speaks of business intelligence as computer-technologies designed to assist in business decision-making. The business intelligence I mean is the next one after the multiple intelligences by H.Gardner which I figured out of my professional experience as Human Resources manager and Executive Search consultant.
I would explain business intelligence as the
- ability to see new opportunities in a regular situation, especially -of cause! the ability to create businesses and actually make money
- ability to negotiate with others in a way that the best suitable solution for everyone is found, to achieve the win-win situation
- ability to see everything as a play
I must admit that I totally lack this kind of business intelligence. However interestingly life has been giving me jobs and friendships with people who are brilliant at that. All my bosses have been gifted with business intelligence, being a gorgeous representatives fo this principles. The clients and the partners of the companies I work/used to work for are mostly “high net worth” individuals, people who designed and build up their business mostly form zero, and any communication with them highlights this principle very much. Thus since last 7 years I have been not only observing but slowly-slowly learning something from that.
Well I have not learn how to make money and I guess I never will :). I mean I am just not able to see the opportunity and the necessity to charge for something, I always think in terms of doing things for free…what to do, this is my nature. BUT: What I really started understanding and trying out is the flexibility in decision-making and negotiations. Which is still pretty tough for me. Because “out of the box” thinking is obviously not my strength. 🙂 And I can see how helpful this can be, in all daily situations.
I sometimes think what if all these people who are so gifted with this important quality…what if ,one day, when money will not play a role any more, what if they will turn this ability into making this world a better place?