Neuro-Linguistic Programming sounded like quite a scary thing when I saw the Rising Talent syllabus all those months ago when applying. But it was one of the modules I spoke most about during my application interview. Having heard about it from previous alumni, NLP was one of the bigger modules I was very much looking forward to.
The most I knew about NLP before the course was that it was something that would provide me with the ability to ‘get people to do things without actually telling them to do it’. Which in itself sounds like quite a mad premise! Thankfully the course taught me that it was more than that because there were key elements that you needed to believe in and implement before you were able to properly put those skills to use!
I’ve been thinking about what I can write about in between the scheduled sessions we have. We recently had a breakfast with two members of the senior leadership team at MEC and it was quite informative. Our next session is one based around Neuro-Linguistic Programming, but between then I felt it was more suited to write back about something we’d covered in our first session.
I’ve been part of a team that have experienced a great moment of change. Largely based around the creation of a client based agency team and it’s resulted in it being an interesting month.
Being slightly apprehensive about any type of amateur dramatics after three years of Key Stage 3 Drama, I was slightly sceptical about what our third module would contain.
Was I going to have to work out some improvised scenes in front of the group, or was I going to have to master the art of French mime or even worse, recite Shakespeare to make me a better presenter…? Thankfully it didn’t contain any of that and ended up being something that further bolstered the things I learnt in our first module!
Writing this follow up was a slightly harder task than I envisaged. The second part of the Personal Awareness module was everything I could guess and even more. I had to miss the second part of the module the week before as I had to catch a plane to Northern Ireland, but the Rising Talent organisers were kind enough to organise a catch up session for myself and fellow team member.
Recapping the SDI and assertiveness modules from the week before, the larger focus was on talking through an inspirational/motivational personal story and then going through an ‘intervention’ called ‘The Heart of Leadership‘.