NLP is a set of techniques and strategies for modeling excellence. I use NLP for practical things from building rapport to learning success from others. The most important thing I learned from NLP is how changing your thinking, feeling, and doing, changes your results. One of the best books I’ve found for simplifying NLP into practical application is Brilliant Nlp: What the Most Successful People Know, Say and Do , by David Molden and Pat Hutchinson.
Here's my nuggets from the book so far:
- Beliefs on Which NLP is Based
- Eliciting a Strategy
- Generalization, Deletion, and Distortion
- Meta-Programs and Intrinsic Values in NLP
- PRIEST for Well-Formed Outcomes
- Satir Categories
- Step Into Your Future
It’s a short book with a fast pace. The book doesn’t dwell on theory and background. Instead, it’s a fast tour of NLP’s main features and how you can use them. What I like most about the book is that it gets you up and running fast. NLP could easily be treated as a either an esoteric art or a deeply complex subject with lots of implementation details. Instead, the authors give you a simple but effective framework with practical techniques you can use today.