NLP and how it can be applied to leadership???

What is NLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) and what can they do with NLP and can it be applied to leadership? 

Programming the language of your brain and yes, it can be applied to leadership! Outstanding results can be achieved by producing specific communication to and through the nervous system. Which basically means that, NLP is an interpersonal communication model and an alternative approach to psychotherapy based on the subjective study of language, communication and personal change! Therefore it can only influence you, they way you communicate and thereby your leadership process. The initial focus was pragmatic with the aim of discovering what made these individuals more successful than their peers. 

The conclusion has to be, that the success of a leaders goes beyond having good employees, products and services, knowledge of those products and services, and knowledge of leadership methods and techniques. The success of excellent leaders goes beyond having good employees, products and services, knowledge of those products and services, and knowledge of leadership techniques. Excellent leaders literally see the world differently and they have a different mindset.

Some of the main ideas from NLP, imported from existing counseling or psychotherapy practice, include:

• Problems, desires, feelings, beliefs and outcomes are represented in visual, auditory and kinesthetic (and sometimes gustatory, olfactory) systems.

• When communicating with someone, rather than just listening to and responding to what a person said, NLP aims to also respond to the structure of verbal communication and non-verbal cues.

• Certain language patterns such as the meta model of NLP can help clarify what has been left out or distorted in communication, to specify thinking and outcomes, reframe beliefs, and set sensory specific goals. In contrast, the Milton model language patterns are intentionally non-specific and metaphoric to allow the listener to fill in the gaps and make their own meaning from what is being said and find their own inner resources and solutions for problems.

• The actual state someone is in when setting a goal or choosing a course of action is also considered important. A number of techniques in NLP aim to enhance states by anchoring resourceful states associated with personal experience or model states by imitating others.

So the real question and conclusion a NLP coach or practitioner should come to is:

1. How and what should you do to produce optimum leadership results.

2. How can you duplicate leadership excellence in a short period of time.

As already mentioned short, in NLP, modeling is the pathway to leadership excellence. From business we all know that successful Executives make money by determining what is successful in one leadership and thereby decision situation and duplicating it in another. Take a proven system and duplicate it, and maybe improve upon it, in terms of effectiveness, efficiency or innovation. For NLP is a tool to develop your own insights and strategies and help you change what you need.



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