Month: December 2012

Behind the facade

In our dealings with others, we often allow our perceptions of them to be coloured by their behaviour and we then tend to brand them according to their actions. At some point, we look at their personality and behaviour as one, and begin to communicate with them accordingly. Take, for example, the case of the …

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Vantage Point

The application of the Neuro Linguistic Programming Model to enhance performance and communication calls for reliance on a central set of principles that are fundamental to the success of the model. These principles make up the guiding philosophy of NLP (its belief system, so to speak) and are called presuppositions. They are named such because …

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The inner compass

Knowing a person’s value system gives employers important information on how to motivate him or her Why do attempts to change behavior often meet with abject failure? Take, for example, the numerous attempts to reform a drug addict or convince an unproductive employee to exceed the requirements of his job description. Counselors and managers will …

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Putting multiple intelligences to work

Organisations need to look beyond developing the technical competencies of their people to building up their emotional and spiritual quotients for better results When Daniel Goleman’s book Emotional Intelligence was released in 1995, it took the corporate world by storm. Some companies took the theories he propounded and incorporated emotional intelligence training into their professional …

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