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NLP for Project Managers

Book Description

Project management is becoming less about managing tools and processes and more about delivering through people. This is the only book on Neurolinguistic Programming written specifically for project managers. It will equip them to communicate across cultures, resolve conflicts, motivate teams and become better leaders.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. FIGURES
  3. AUTHOR
  4. FOREWORD BY MIKE NICHOLS
  5. FOREWORD BY BOB ASSIRATI
  6. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  7. PREFACE
  8. INTRODUCTION
  9. PART 1 THE WORLD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      1. 1.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 1.2 WHAT IS PROJECT MANAGEMENT?
      3. 1.3 WHAT IS PROJECT SUCCESS AND WHY DO PROJECTS FAIL?
      4. 1.4 ORGANISATIONAL CULTURE AND THE MATURITY OF THE PROJECT ORGANISATION
      5. 1.5 PEOPLE SKILLS THROUGH THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT LIFE CYCLE
      6. 1.6 PEOPLE ASPECTS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
      7. 1.7 SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGERS
      8. 1.8 SUMMARY OF PART 1
  10. PART 2 THE WORLD OF NLP
      1. 2.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 2.2 ABOUT NLP
      3. 2.3 THE FOUR PILLARS OF NLP
      4. 2.4 PRESUPPOSITIONS OF NLP
      5. 2.5 WORLD-VIEWS AND FILTERS
      6. 2.6 THE UNCONSCIOUS MIND – WHO IS IN CHARGE?
      7. 2.7 BELIEFS, VALUES AND IDENTITY
      8. 2.8 META-PROGRAMS AND BEHAVIOURS
      9. 2.9 FRAMES AND REFRAMING
      10. 2.10 REPRESENTATIONAL SYSTEMS AND OUR PRIMARY SENSES
      11. 2.11 SENSORY ACUITY, BODY LANGUAGE AND MIND READING
      12. 2.12 SUB-MODALITIES – THE CODING OF OUR MEMORIES
      13. 2.13 ANCHORING OF STATE
      14. 2.14 RAPPORT – THE DOORWAY TO BETTER COMMUNICATION
      15. 2.15 SURFACE AND DEEP STRUCTURE OF LANGUAGE USING THE META-MODEL
      16. 2.16 TIMELINES
      17. 2.17 MODELLING OF EXCELLENCE
      18. 2.18 SUMMARY OF PART 2
  11. PART 3 BRINGING THE TWO WORLDS TOGETHER – PUTTING NLP INTO PRACTICE FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT
      1. 3.1 INTRODUCTION
      2. 3.2 ETHICS AND WELL FORMED OUTCOMES
      3. 3.3 WHY THESE SKILLS?
      4. 3.4 ADOPTING AN ATTITUDE OF CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
      5. 3.5 KNOW THYSELF – DEVELOPING SELF AWARENESS
      6. 3.6 BE YOUR OWN COACH
      7. 3.7 STATE MANAGEMENT
      8. 3.8 HANDLING STRESS
      9. 3.9 PRESENTING YOURSELF
      10. 3.10 BEING ASSERTIVE WHILE AVOIDING CONFLICT
      11. 3.11 DEVELOPING FLEXIBILITY IN APPROACH AND STYLE
      12. 3.12 SETTING YOUR OWN GOALS AND ACHIEVING WELL-FORMED OUTCOMES
      13. 3.13 TIME – MANAGING IT AND LIVING IN IT
      14. 3.14 SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE WHILE MANAGING THE DETAIL
      15. 3.15 BUILDING RAPPORT WITH STAKEHOLDERS
      16. 3.16 LISTENING SKILLS – HEARING WHAT’S NOT BEING SAID
      17. 3.17 REFRAMING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS AND DELIVERING BAD NEWS WELL
      18. 3.18 BRIDGING THE DIVIDE – NEGOTIATION, PERSUASION AND MANAGING DIFFICULT PEOPLE
      19. 3.19 MOTIVATING THE PROJECT TEAM
      20. 3.20 GIVING AND RECEIVING FEEDBACK
      21. 3.21 MODELLING EXCELLENCE
      22. 3.22 SUMMARY OF PART 3
  12. APPENDICES
    1. APPENDIX 1 TAKING THINGS FURTHER
    2. APPENDIX 2: A VIRTUAL WEEK IN THE LIFE OF AN EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGER
    3. APPENDIX 3: CHANGING BELIEFS THAT LIMITED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
      1. Notes
    4. GLOSSARY OF NLP TERMS
  13. Index