If you are a manager we have a simple question for you – how did you learn to be a manager? If your company or workplace provided you managerial training, they are leaps and bounds ahead of other places. Most people get promoted to a managerial position because they have worked toward that position, and often because they are the next in line. Often, managers don’t really possess qualities or skills of a manager but they are the candidate who was chosen.
Regardless if you are already a great manager, new to management, forced to manage or aspire to manage others – the skills of NLP will help you to step your game up to the next level.
When you learn NLP you will be learning the ultimate of interpersonal communication skills; and communication is often where there is a skills gap when it comes to management. Sure, people talk and give instructions and provide feedback – but is it provided in a way that is useful for the individual?
You see, each of us filters information in a different way. From a fairly simplistic point of view, some people need instructions given in a procedural manner and others require more of an options focus, some people need to see what is required, others need to hear it and others need hands on experience before they understand something.
There is a great quote for communication which applies equally as well for managing – first seek to understand and then to be understood. When you can understand how a person filters or makes sense of information, you can then communicate in a way that best suits that individual, therefore helping them to understand your message or instructions more successfully.
As a manager, you will also want to lead, inspire and motivate your team to do their best job in the most efficient manner. You will learn a variety of tools to help you to build rapport, ask questions, set goals, identify strategies and even to create and use anchors to access useful and resourceful states or moods.
For team cohesion, you will learn tools about how to build group rapport, understand each other’s values, respect each other’s models of the world and identify strengths and skill-gaps to cross train and help your staff grow.
Additionally, when you learn NLP you will also learn to identify patterns for yourself that are useful and can be modelled for other areas of life or expanded upon; and you’ll also identify patterns of belief, behaviour, emotion and thought that may be barriers to your personal success. You’ll also gain skills to boost your confidence, motivation, self-belief and anything else you need to be the best manager you can be.
There isn’t one area of business or managing people that NLP can’t assist with. Where will you use your new NLP skills first?