Monday, 13 April 2015
Neurobusiness 2015 conference that I'm speaking at in June - I'm going to be interviewing world famous guitarist Byron Johnson and showing some video of how he uses behavioural modelling to acquire the musical styles of other guitarists. It will be a world exclusive!!
I met Byron in Spain last year during the NLP Practitioner training. Superficially, his music was... extraordinary. Skilful, touching, moving, breathtaking, integrating musical styles that he had acquired on his worldwide travels. Yet he did more than simply play other peoples' tunes, he embodied entirely different ways of using the guitar to make music. It really was something else.
We were talking to him afterwards, and it turned out that he used a few familiar techniques to acquire the mindset of other musicians, and since that's mainly what I'm speaking about in June, I'll be interviewing him and sharing some insights as well as some video clips at the conference.
It's really going to be something very, very special!
Monday, 2 February 2015
I just had the best email of the year yet...
Thank you for your submission to participate in NeuroBusiness 2015.
After due consideration between the conference leadership and governance teams, I have the pleasure of confirming that we wish to formally invite you to deliver a workshop on “Winning the talent war – Decoding and transferring innate talents within a business”"
But what does that mean I'll be talking about?
One of the most pressing issues within business today is the attraction and retention of talent, with recruiters even describing a “talent war”.
But what if the most talented people within a business could be easily replicated? What if the hidden perceptions, attitudes and thought processes which drive high performance could be decoded and transferred from one person to another – literally, from one mind to another?
For the past 12 years, Peter Freeth has been developing and delivering a unique approach to talent development, modelling the innate qualities of high performers and installing those qualities into others. He has reduced graduate program costs by 25%, doubled sales conversion rates, increased the retention of technical experts and, in a global engineering company, increased profitability by 700%.
Delegates will learn that talented individuals are not unique and do not need to be ‘bought’ through the recruitment market. There are people within every organisation who are evolving best practice, even excellence, every day. Using the approach presented in this session, delegates will understand how to recognise innate talents and begin the process of decoding innate attitudes, perceptions and thought processes in order to transfer them to others. We could even describe the process as “cloning your high performers”.
This approach makes recruitment, induction, development and retention easier, faster and more effective. Most importantly, it protects the cultural integrity of the organisation which is vital for the right attitudes and behaviours to translate into excellence in product and service delivery to the customer.
In summary, delegates will learn how to discover what makes their highest performers ‘tick’ so that they can share those innate skills within the business.
I hope to see you there!
Tuesday, 20 January 2015
I bet you are. Stress is a nasty thing. It has been shown to shorten the 'telomeres' that protect the DNA in every cell in your body, leading to a measurable reduction in your body's cells ability to reproduce. That means an early death. Stress will kill you.
But how can you reduce stress, when it's not your fault? It's because of the economy, or your nasty boss, or your family, or your bank manager, or some other external pressure. Nothing you can do but grin and bear it.
Well, here's the bad news.
Stress is your fault.
Here's why. You're lying to yourself, and your lies create stress.