A new year is a great time to examine past decisions and decide if they provide a course that will best serve your future goals. As I work with my leadership coaching clients, this is often a topic we discuss as they are feeling blocked in their efforts to move forward. Many times, they are completely unaware of a behavior or habit that is inhibiting growth and change.
One of the most essential processes of change is that of moving from a dream or vision to action. Working with NLP strategies helps coachees develop a creativity strategy, organized around the process of moving from vision to action, called The New Behavior Generator.
This coaching tool is an excellent strategy that can be applied to almost any situation that requires the coachee to exhibit personal flexibility. The basic steps require the participant to form a visual image of a desired behavior, kinesthetically associate the image on a feeling level and verbalize any missing or needed elements to help them move towards that dream.
The purpose of this leadership coaching tool is to help the coachee run through a mental “dress rehearsal” of sorts. Because the exercise causes the individual to generate imaginary scenarios it helps to bring them towards concrete actions by connecting the images to the kinesthetic representational system.
The strategy is based on several key beliefs:
New Behavior Generator Process
Creating new behaviors is a beneficial activity for leaders who are hoping to achieve new and exciting outcomes in the coming year. At ALCN & NLP, we work with leaders across the globe to help them attain desired goals and dreams. Would you like help in that area? Feel free to contact us for more information!