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The benefits of NLP

28 Aug 2013, by Informa Insights

Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) can help you improve your leadership skills and boost confidence, but was exactly is NLP and how does it work?

Created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in the 1970s, NLP is an approach to communication and personal development that uses a number of techniques to help you achieve your life goals.

Proponents of NLP say that it has helped them overcome phobias, depression and psychosomatic illnesses, among other complaints.

What does NLP mean?

NLP is made up of three central components:

Neuro: The nervous system and how the brain interacts with the body.

Linguistic: The words and language we use, both verbally and non-verbally.

Programming: The habits of thought that often influence our behaviour – whether these are healthy or unhealthy to our overall success.

According to Bandler and Grinder, these three elements of a person’s physical and psychological make-up play a large part in how we approach tasks and challenges in life.

Not only this, but the habits of people who perform tasks with aplomb can be decoded and learned by others.

In other words, individuals can model themselves on society’s high-fliers by imitating their successful characteristics.

What does this mean for me?

NLP training can have a number of benefits for those looking to boost their leadership skills, helping them to harness their natural abilities and learn brand-new ones.

Here are just some of the benefits of NLP in the workplace:

·      Become more adept at negotiating
·      Develop better presentation skills
·      Enhance problem-solving methods
·      Build rapport with clients, staff and suppliers
·      Boost people management and motivational abilities

All these skills and more can be achieved by attending NLP training courses, so if you’re keen to broaden your horizons then consider signing up to learn how NLP can help you.

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