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We all know that so called 'soft skills' are necessary for effective project management. Emotional intelligence frameworks help to define soft skills and show how they are important, but are they constant or can they be improved, and if so, how?

Neuro Linguistical Programming (NLP) is the study of human excellence. It is the science of how the brain codes learning and experience, and can be described as a user's manual for the brain. The memories of our subjective experience have structure. NLP can be used to elicit and replicate that structure through modelling, and so transfer skills. Where learned behaviours are no longer effective in some context, NLP can be used to alter the structure of the subjective experience, changing meaning, and generate alternative behaviours. Thus, NLP provides a good toolset for self awareness and personal improvement.

Dr Peter Parkes delivered this webinar in February 2013 on the subject of NLP for project managers.


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  1. Louise Kelly
    Louise Kelly 21 February 2013, 10:12 AM

    I think your comments on Mehrabian are rather misleading. What he actually referred to was that when talking about feelings and attitudes if your body language (and i think it was specifically facial expressions) didn't tie up with what you said and the way you said it then people would be more likely to take believe what they saw in your facial expressions His work has long been misquoted/misapplied