I practise - I become skilled

In developing your NLP skill the old saying ‘I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand’ applies. Actually, when it comes to skill, as opposed to mere knowledge about NLP, this piece of wisdom from Confucius is incomplete. We need to add “… I practice and I become skilled”. Because it’s not enough to just do it once and decide you understand – you have to keep doing it until it becomes an automatic (or unconscious) part of your behaviour.

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‘Flavour-of-the-month’ techniques at work One of the things that I’ve noticed in delivering management development trainings over the past couple of decades is the widespread cynicism about… management techniques. This isn’t surprising when you consider the number of too-short technique workshops, with methods which often contradict one another, that many managers have to attend. Their…

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NLP techniques don’t work for me! Not long ago I got an email: ‘I have been reading … (naming a well-known NLP-based self improvement book) and listening to the accompanying CD which a friend of mine has used quite successfully and recommended to me. I am struggling with it because much of it seems to…

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‘I’ve done NLP – I can tell if you’re lying’ The hoary old myth of the NLP Lie Detector Technique came up again in today’s course – just as it does in just about every NLP Core Skills Course we do. And it again struck me how sad it is that such a valuable body…

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