By Martin Crump.
Martin is a Director and co-founder of Evolution. He is a certified NLP Master Trainer with a wealth of experience of working with organisations of all sizes and types across the UK.
Modelling, The Concept:
Most of our early learning comes from modelling other people. We learn to walk, talk, play games and socialise by watching and copying our parents, family and friends.
As we grow older we copy friends and role models and modify our behaviour, language and dress as we strive to develop our personalities.
We continue to model people we admire and value as successful in their field, whether that is in a social environment, at work or at play.
At work, we are often trained by a ‘sitting next to Nellie’ approach with the hopes that by working with someone we will pick up the processes and skills needed. This is fine as long as ‘Nellie’ is good at the job, otherwise bad practices may be passed on and replicated throughout the organisation.
Many organisations now use Mentoring as a way to develop staff by placing them with a more senior or experienced employee. The success of this approach depends on the ability of the Mentor to pass on skills and knowledge. Often they don’t know what skills are important – most of us just do what we do and don’t think about how we get the results we get.
If the person being Mentored has NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Modelling skills, however, they can elicit the skills they need from the Mentor. Read More