17 Oct Want to be able to better understand people?

Fulfilling relationships are so important to our quality of life.  Trouble in our personal relationships carries with us to the workplace.   Then whilst we are at work, many feel that it is a constant challenge to work harmoniously with others around us.   The better our relationships the better will be our productivity.  The thing is our personal relationships are only going to improve when we better understand ourselves and others better. I frequently ask conference attendees the following questions:

  1. Are there employees in your workplace that you find desperately infuriating?
  2. Have you ever wondered why you get on really well with some people and not at all with others?
  3. Do you ever feel like most of the people around you are totally dysfunctional and you are the only NORMAL one?
  4. Would you like to get the best out of yourself and others and still enjoy positive relationships?

The answer is always a resounding YES!   Want to be able to better understand people and think on your feet when dealing with them? In the corporate world, many people have completed some sort of profiling tool, like the Myers-Briggs Type Indicators (MBTI) or DiSC. Profiling exercises such as these tend to highlight just how different people are. One way of explaining these differences is with the Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) meta-programs.  Meta-programs are the personality filters through which we see the world.  Meta-programs put labels on our differences and help us to understand why people act the way they do.  There are over 70 different meta-programs that explain how we process information, what motivates us, how we recharge our energy, how we operate in teams and much more.