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Association for Project Management, Peter Parkes, project management, Research, Resilience, soft skills, Stress, Wellbeing

Forgetting the pill: Dealing with severe stress using NLP instead of drugs

Research in neuro-science at Harvard and McGill is looking at use of drugs to alter the emotional association of memories for stress and trauma patients. NLP has been doing the same thing for years, and I think the mechanism is almost the same but without the side effects of the drugs. Continue Reading

Association for Project Management, Best Practice Groups (SIGs), Competence, NLP, NLP4PM, Peter Parkes, project management, Values and Behaviours

The executive’s guide to better listening

As the author of the linked McKinsey report says, we think that we are good listeners, including in the case of the executive described, and don’t accept the need to change, let alone go about it. Once people have realised that they are not good listeners, they hungrily devour techniques to fill that vacuum. Continue Reading

Leadership, NLP4PM, Peter Parkes, project management

High Performance Teams – Congratulations Mark Webber, Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing after the Brazilian Formula 1 Grand Prix

It takes more than luck for a team to win a constructors championship, overall champion in Sebastian Vettel, and a Brazilian Grand Prix winner Mark Webber all in one go. In management we call it creating a high performance team, and there was also project management aplenty on show at Red Bull’s race HQ in Milton Keynes when I visited recently with the IoD. Continue Reading