"It's not our abilities that show us what we truly are; it's our choices." This post has been moved to here.
Self Leadership is all about getting ideas into action and New Year is a time when many choose to make a commitment to start a new behaviour or stop an old habit. In 2009 I will be writing on this blog about how to turn thoughts into actions and actions into results, so what I want to know from YOU is... What are your resolutions for 2009? Please respond by clicking on comments below... thanks, Andrew :) Oh and have a Happy New Year!
Coaching is the "in" methodology for personal development, but what exactly is coaching? Here are a few definitions: “Coaching is unlocking a person's potential to maximise their own performance. It is helping them to learn rather than teaching them. Clients say coaching brings out their best by helping them focus, break down tasks and clarify their values.”- Fortune Magazine "Coaching is a managerial methodology that seeks to maximize employee performance by conscientiously
I am often asked whether we teach self leadership or NLP for kids; well as a father of a 3 yo (Tasha in photo) and a 1.5 yo ( Nathan) I am still getting my head around this (my wife Zurina is much better). Today I read a great post by Jonathan Fields entitled, "Six timeless rules for my 6-year old daughter", it made me laugh, it made me cry and made me wonder what I am in for as my daughter grows up! Please read it and enjoy.
Have you ever said something or done something that you later regretted? You have! Wow that's good I thought it was just me :) To make error is human, we all screw up or we are not living. As I write this blog I can still feel the fresh emotion of embarrasment from a recent mistake. Yesterday I posted on a forum and had not framed my communication in line with my intention. The result was that I was publically attacked for what was perceived as a 'superior and glib'
It's the day after Christmas and many are nursing sore heads and swollen stomachs whilst clearing away the debris of the day. Later there may be further indigestion as we receive credit card bills that reflect our genorisity to ourselves and others. Whether we are happy or sad this boxing day morning depends not on the quality of the presents or the size of the hangover but on the quality of the relationships we enjoy. My Christmas started well, when on it's eve I connected with a long lost
In the field of human potential and coaching there is a principle that states, “behind every behaviour is a positive intention.” What this principle enables the coach to do is to track back from a behaviour to the frames of mind (mental map) that generated it. By labeling the intention as 'positive' we do not make our client wrong and are therefore able to build rapport and leverage change. For example, if I was working with someone with overeating behaviour, I would not say, "you stupid fat
I was asked to comment on the statement, “NLP is dangerous as it pigeon holes people and their behaviour.” The author of the statement feels as NLP is based on models and assumptions and a certain set of conditions then the user of that model cannot understand its limitations and the assumptions made. It is a truism that people fear what they don’t understand and the statement show little or no knowledge of Neurolinguistic Programming or NLP for short. NLP is Language NLP evolved as a model of
Imagine you could open the control panel of your own brain; what would you see? Just like your computer you would see what software is installed, you could get a handle on how the hardware is configured and ask yourself if it is running at maximum speed and efficiency. Now consider how the world would look and sound if you could open up other people's control panel and work out how to best interface with them. NLP allows you to do jut this because NLP (Neuro linguistic program) is an