I’ve taught NLP to thousands of leaders over the past 25 years, but I never grow tired of doing it. That’s because NLP is practical, creative and versatile. It’s ideally suited to leadership development, because it helps high achievers power up their influence, credibility and impact in no time at all. Plus, it’s best taught in groups – which means you get the benefit of peer support when you add NLP to your leadership toolkit. You can learn more about why all leaders should have a strong peer support group in this week’s video.
Are you toying with the thought of learning NLP? Well, here are three reasons to pursue that idea!
Reason 1: NLP compresses a lot of wisdom into an easy-to-digest format
That’s because NLP is based on the principle of modelling. Put simply, modelling involves studying the thinking and behaviour patterns of highly successful people. The aim of this exercise is to create a handy ‘how to’ guide for replicating their success. It’s like creating a recipe for your favourite cake by watching a master chef in action.
Reason 2: NLP helps you move beyond fear, limiting beliefs and outdated habits
Using NLP, I’ve helped leaders beat imposter syndrome, beat crippling fear of failure, give up smoking and overcome stage fright. This is possible because NLP is versatile. Working with a skilled NLP practitioner means you can experience rapid, powerful change and truly step into the zone of bold leadership.
Reason 3: NLP is heaps of fun!
Yes, you read that right! Learning NLP is an opportunity to develop your leadership strengths and have fun at the same time. What sort of fun? The joy of connecting with like-minded people (I still hang out with the people with whom I learned NLP 30 years ago). The excitement of uncovering your hidden potential. The adrenaline rush of solving a problem that’s been plaguing you for years. These are all rewards you can reap with NLP – and if you’re a leader it’s important to enjoy what you do. Leadership can be stressful, so using NLP is a way to reprogram your brain. After all, the brain that can learn to be stressed out can also learn to be chilled out. My latest blog article summarises some important research on how you brain does this.
So yes. You should invest time learning NLP! It’s practical, creative and versatile. Plus, it has a track record that goes back over 40 years. Thousands of savvy leaders use NLP every day. Why not join them?