Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino discuss Leadership & Entrepreneurial Thinking and more .
I interviewed Robert & Pilar the other week, the plan was for a short promo for the June event, but it turned into a mini training video and Robert and Pilar spoke about the “recipe” for successful leadership and so much more … enjoy.
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The world we live in today is very different to the world we inhabited just a few decades ago. A rapidly changing workforce, globalisation, the rise of the knowledge economy and technological advances, together with the global economic downturn, pose a whole new set of challenges for 21st century leaders and managers.
To compete successfully on the global stage, UK plc needs a steady stream of management talent capable of delivering strong economic growth. Creating these leaders and managers should be the top priority for UK business and requires a fully functioning management talent pipeline.
The topic of quality leadership with organisations, and the apparent lack of investment in leadership development it is no surprise that this issue is consistently referred to by both government and academic studies as an area that needs urgent focus.
Recent research by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) shows there is real cause for concern at the current state of the UK’s leadership talent pool and management development pipeline.
Stagnating pools and leaky pipelines
We found that most organisations lack a functional talent pipeline, with many having no talent plan at all, and that management capability and succession planning are a major worry for UK employers.
An overwhelming 93% of respondents expressed concern that low levels of management skills are having a direct impact on their business achieving its goals.
When we dig deeper, we see this deficit is the result of a lack of talent strategy and badly constructed and maintained talent pipelines, (i.e. training programmes and key leadership development events) which are currently failing to enable the development and flow of management and leadership skills throughout an organisation.
Without training, the onus falls on new managers to promptly develop the required leadership and management skills and knowledge they need to be effective. In many cases this will be through trial and error, which can impede team performance and a manager’s own longer-term career prospects.
First line managers perform particularly well on technical/functional skills, which the survey identifies as the main factor determining their appointment.
From an employer’s perspective, there is a high level of correlation between the importance of technical/ functional skills and the capability of applicants.
However, these technical skills become less and less important the further up the organisation an employee progresses, while the skills they are least likely to possess, such as strategic and financial skills, become more and more important.
Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino
The worry here is that technical capability alone is not a good indicator of management capability or leadership potential, and first line managers recruited primarily for technical skills can often prove to be ill-prepared for the demands of more senior managerial roles, lots of work to be done here then.
The soft skills gap
The research identified a shortage of ‘softer’ leadership and management skills as a particular challenge facing UK employers, particularly within middle and senior leadership roles. We asked employers to rank the personal qualities that people bring to their leadership and management role by importance and availability at different management levels. The results show that organisations consistently struggle to find managers at every level who are emotionally intelligent, inspirational and creative.
The shortfall in these areas is particularly pronounced at first line management level: 49% of respondents said it was hard to find first line managers who were entrepreneurial, and 39% said it was hard to find ‘emotionally intelligent’ managers at this same level.
On June 22nd & 23rd 2013 the UK College of Personal Development are hosting a key Leadership Development event
Leadership – Developing World Class Visionary Leaders
A unique and powerful two day seminar with one of the world’s leading authorities on leadership and Europe’s leading light in Transformative Leadership Coaching, Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino.
Swindon’s status as an economic powerhouse continues to be recognised in studies, such as the recent publication by The MJ which ranked Swindon fifth in its league table for overall economic performance and growth in theUKoutside ofLondon.
This success is driven by the quality and vision of its business leaders.
These are good reasons for Robert Dilts, an international leadership expert with over 20 book titles to his name to choose Swindon as the first UK venue for his “Leadership: Developing World Class Visionary Leaders” master class.
As well as researching and modelling successful leadership, communication and team development, Robert has delivered a wide range of innovative leadership development programs to large corporations on a global scale. He has also been a keynote speaker for organisations such as the World Health Organisation and the United Nations
He will be joined by Pilar Godino, an international leadership coach who works with senior leaders in the European Union as well as major multi-national corporations.
Tony Nutley, Director of the UK College of Personal Development who is sponsoring the event says:
“It has been my ambition for more than 10 years to bring Robert Dilts to Swindon. His knowledge and insight is second to none, he has worked with some of the most successful organisations on the planet and I believe the fact that he has a agreed to deliver this master class in the town is a real feather inSwindon’s cap”
If you would like to find out more about the event which takes place on 22 & 23 June 2013 at the Marriott Hotel, please telephone Tony on 01793 511180 or visit www.ukcpd.net/
As we are celebrating the colleges 10th year, we have some GREAT events scheduled and we thought we had better update everyone on these outstanding opportunities.
The first is Metaphors of Movement with Andrew T Austin. Andrew has a unique delivery style, sharp with and deep commitment to his work.
Andrew T Austin
During these two days Andrew will deliver a fantastic workshop exploring Metaphors of Movement… I have watched some of the videos from his online platform and I can tell you this material is powerful and thought provoking and will add to your NLP and Coaching tool box.
The second event I wanted to remind you about is Provocative Change Works™ with Nick Kemp.
This will be Nick 3rd time with us inSwindon, and I can tell you both Chris and I feel that this material is juts outstanding. Nick has a style that is both challenging and informative, funny and supportive.
Nick Kemp is an international trainer; delivering his Provocative Change Works™ modelled in part from the Provocative Therapy strategies as created by Frank Farrelly.
This is an event NOT to be missed, we are very excited to be hosting Robert and Pilar for this outstanding event. If you have not trained with Robert before, then I can personally recommend him as outstanding. His contribution to NLP, Coaching and Leadership Development is second to none. With more than 20 books published, and many workshops and seminars all over the world, Robert is considered a leading developer and a great speaker and trainer.
Pilar, we are pleased that she is once again here on the 23rd & 24th of March for her NLP Coaching Master Class with the current NLP practitioner & Coaching Diploma programmes. Her new book, The Business Alchemist: A Road Map to Authentic and Inspirational Leadership (Hay House) is published this April.
Leadership – Developing World Class Visionary Leaders with Robert Dilts & Pilar Godino: http://ukcpd.net/leadership (this event is being held at the Swindon Marriott, ticket includes car parking and lunch on both days)
As always, if you have ANY questions, please feel free to get in touch at any time in the usual ways.
I was interviewed by Karen Moxom from the ANLP on the 28th of September 2012. I saw it the other day for the first time and I thought some of you might find some of the points interesting … and ensure your ANLP membership was up to date.
Lets be honest, there is a LOT of negativity about, in the papers, the radio, newspapers etc … the mass media seem to love producing negative massages.
When it comes to meeting and conquering or as we say in NLP, “reframing” this negativity in our lives, well here are some questions we often get asked:
What can I/we do, starting today, that will make a difference?
What can I/we do during this economic chaos?
What can I/we do when everything has gone wrong?
What can I/we do when you’ve run out of money, when you don’t feel well and it’s all gone sour?
What can I/we really do?
Let me give you an answer: Do Something, different actions will ALWAYS lead to new results. Set a goal and follow it till you get what you want! We have talked about the power of goal setting many times before, for more ideas read our blog and or buy the new book Goals: (Info Here)
“When you affirm big, believe big, and pray big, big things happen.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
You can do the most remarkable things, no matter what happens. People can do, and have done incredible things, unbelievable things, despite the most impossible or disastrous circumstances. The truth is that we are so much more than our history or current circumstances. As Stephen Covey has said, “Live out of your imagination, not your history”.
Here is why humans can do remarkable things: because we are remarkable! Humans are different than any other creation on earth, when a dog, cat or even ape sees weeds, they stay with weeds. But that’s not true with human beings. Humans can turn weeds into gardens.
“No one can cheat you out of ultimate success but yourself.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
As Jim Rohn used to say, “Humans can turn nothing into something, pennies into fortune, and disaster into success”. Try reaching down inside of yourself; you’ll come up with some more of those remarkable human gifts. They’re there, waiting to be discovered and employed, all you need is a little encouragement, some new ideas, and that’s the power of Personal Development which includes having Personal or Life Coach.
Once you (we) accept that you can change anything in your life you wish to change the rest is as easy as following a process.
“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” ~ André Gide
My challenge for you now is to do it. Decide what you want to change in your life and take the first steps towards this outcome now, if you are not sure how to take the first few steps, or have no idea about how to start with you’re Personal Development, then ask!
Ok, so if there is one thing to get excited about, it’s your ability to change, to make yourself do the necessary things, to get a desired result, to turn the negative into success. That’s true excitement and I wish you every success.
Discover so much more, NLP Foundation Diploma:
This program is delivered as a ten week evening class program. The evening class program has a great pedigree, in the past been sponsored by the University of Bath & Swindon College.
This comprehensive program will give students a firm grounding and understanding of NLP, its key operating principles and some of the key models and their applications. The focus of this program is on coaching and personal development
Time and again research studies consistently show that having goals makes a significant difference in creating success. In fact, research to one side, biographies of high achievers throughout history demonstrate time and again that this idea of goal setting and personal and professional success go hand in hand. So if you want to achieve anything worthwhile you absolutely have to have a goal.
The question is of course, is the “how” to do this successfully, how do you design goals can make all the difference, the difference in effect on you as well as the success of achieving them.
Step one, your goals have to be big enough to get you out of bed and feel VERY motivated.
Just being a little more efficient at work or losing a little weight etc really aren’t big enough targets to aim at. You need big, BIG goals, goals that will ignite your passion, our imagination, energy and then they can be a part of the kick start you need to spur yourself into action.
NLP One Day Taster
It’s been estimated that the number thoughts we have each day is between 3000 and 5000, that’s a lot of thinking. And much of this thinking is simply responding to other ideas (often other peoples), and are not rooted in our best interests, i.e., what we realty want from life.So the fist step here is this: take a few moments to write down some big goals, remember THINK BIG. Use words that are descriptive, get as much vivid detail as you can. What do you see, hear and feel?
Now, I have mentioned this before in other postings, but it’s worth mentioning again. Our unconscious minds do not process negative instructions. As an example, don’t think of kangaroos now. I am guessing the more I say not to think of kangaroos, the more you think of kangaroos now!
So as you write your goals ensure that they are positive action orientated statements:
I want to be this or that
I want to have …I want to be in the sunshine etc …
Once you have done this, pick just one of your outcomes, the one that seems to motivate you the most. Look at the words you have written, do you need to re-write it again to make it even more compelling?If so, do so now. Then the next step. Looking at your goal, what is the first step?Think about this and then set a time to take this action. Tell people that you are going to do this, put it in your daily planner … type it up and print it out and post it all over your house.
You MUST commit to making a start.
NLP Foundation Diploma
As Tony Robbins says, take action every day toward your goal. And this is good advice, but the first step seems to be the key. So do it NOW!
If you think you are not ready, this is simply just an internal doubt. The open secret is in the books we mentioned at the start of this article. Successful people take action as soon as they have decided, often before they or those around them feel ready.
Stepping up and out is as I have said the key, taking risks is an essential part of the journey towards success.
For more information on goal setting take a look at this book: Goals, just £9.95.
Goals: by Tony Nutley
After buying and registering your copy you can download coaching templates and an MP recording that accompanies this book.
The UK College of Personal Development celebrated last night when one of our students, “Peter Mayes” received his qualification and certificate for the ILM Level 5 Coaching & Mentoring Diploma.
The ILM assessor said that the quality of work in Peter’s portfolio was excellent and demonstrated clearly the highest quality work and training had been delivered by the UK College of Personal Development.
The ILM assessor added in his comments that the College commitment to quality was apparent, mentioning the quality of study materials, the College Library and student resource centre and the one to one tutoring all students are offered. He added, “UKCPD seem to be leading the pack when it comes to coaching qualifications”.
Peter is the first of our 50 plus students currently studying NLP and Coaching at various levels and he is the first to successful complete and receive his ILM Level 5 Diploma.
Tony Nutley, the director of training said that he was immensely pleased and proud to present Peter with his certificate and looked forward to making a lot more in the coming months.
The UK College of Personal Development offers a range of NLP and Coaching accredited qualifications.
We also host the weekly NLP Service Station, a full NLP Practise Group, and the monthly meeting of the AC Co Coaching Forum.
The UK College of Personal Development is pleased to announce that a key member of our training team has now been invited to be a visiting member of the creative and delivery team at one of Europe’s leading business schools.
Pilar Godino MCC
Pilar Godino has been invited to be a member of the team at the prstigious Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, an institution with a great history and pedigree. Rooted in historic cities and associated with two renowned Belgian universities, and another in Russia, Vlerick is today a top European business school and one of the very few in the world to hold three major accreditations.
Vlerick’s unique approach combines academic knowledge and research with hands-on business expertise − a dynamic balance that continually stimulates entrepreneurship and innovation.
NLP Coaching Master Class: Feb: 25th & 26th
If you are interested in NLP and or Coaching, then then our NLP Coaching Master Class is for you; full details here: