Advanced NLP Applications to Business
The advanced application of NLP to business include a set of
tools, both linguistic (meaning, language pattern) and
observational, to identify and influence organizational beliefs
and values, such as quality, leadership,
well formed outcomes, requirements ambiguity reduction, conflict
resolution, negotiation, cross-organizational influencing and
mentoring, matrix management, convincing skeptics, and much more,
- Managing conflicts of beliefs
- Basic skills for managing
beliefs and values in a group or organization.
- Defining beliefs and values in relationship
to other organizational processes.
- Typologies of situations
involving beliefs and values.
- Definition and discussion of
assumptions and presuppositions.
- Eliciting and identifying
- Taking multiple perspectives.
- Promoting communications between
people of different backgrounds.
- The communication matrix
- Dealing with common limiting beliefs
and thought viruses.
- Sleight of mouth - patterns of
conversational belief change.
The NLP Presuppositions are not considered "truths"
by NLP practitioners, but they are considered more
"useful" than other paradigms. They include the
following ideas which you may or may not agree can be useful to a
person in the position of leadership:
- The map is not the territory.
- Each person's unique model of the world is equally valid.
- You cannot not communicate, and the meaning of your communication is in the response you get.
- There is no failure, only feedback.
- You are not your behavior. Accept the person, change the behavior.
- People have all the resources they need to succeed. There are no unresourceful people, only unresourceful states.
- People are doing the best they can with the resources they have available.
- The part of any system which has the most flexibility controls the system (Ashby's Law of Requisite Variety).
- Every behavior has a positive intention; all behavior is appropriate in some context.
- All interventions should increase choice.
- What others can do, anyone can learn.