Magazine article Management Today

MT Masterclass

Magazine article Management Today

MT Masterclass

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Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)

What is it? Through a combination of thought, linguistic 're-coding' and systematic 'modelling techniques', it is argued, we can change the way we see the world. With Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), nervous, insecure types can become masters of the universe. Unfulfilled worriers can grow into over-achievers. Even fat people can get thin - just like that. The NLP gurus say: 'The brain doesn't come with an instruction manual' and we all need to rethink how we see and respond to the world around us. We can change our behaviour through an act of will, as long as we learn to think straight.

Where did it come from? NLP emerged in the early 1970s as an (unscientific) offshoot of psycho-therapy, psychology and hypno-therapy Inevitably, it has never really shaken off its New Age associations. Part of the problem is that - as with so many other fads - there are a lot of practitioners out there who claim to offer NLP, all of whom may be doing something slightly different. …

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