NLP for Business Excellence

Banks, Adrian
June 2003
Management Services;Jun2003, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p5
Academic Journal
When I first started hearing things about Neuro-Linguistic Programming I thought it was something to do with developing the ability to perform 'Jedi Mind Tricks' like something out of 'Star Wars'--that is, the ability to get other people to think exactly the way you wanted them to. Unfortunately this pack won't enable you to do that--but it will enable you to take control of yourself and empower others to do likewise. What often limits us in life is our own self-belief and deeply held fears about things that are outside our comfort zone. This resource pack seeks to help people develop skills that will lead them far beyond the pastures of 'acceptable' performance toward their visions of how life could be. Visions which for many people appear only for those exceptional people. The material encompasses twenty different exercises that will develop skills in the areas of communication, motivation, self-belief and goal setting. The activities can be done in small even numbered groups, as many of the activities will need to be done in pairs. This is useful especially in these times of cost restriction where time away from the desk is getting harder to come by. This current trend of reducing staff 'development time' is unfortunate because these skills are exactly those that will develop personal performance and enhance creativity and motivation. The material is well researched and soundly based and the activities are well-balanced and easy to use. It refrains from using psychobabble and is easily accessible. It would be ideally suited to organisations who have identified people with whom they identify talent--but who need something to release their full capabilities.


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