Sunday, 5 August 2012

The importance of being congruent and the consequences of not

One of the key lessons from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is the importance of being congruent. If you don't really believe what you are saying your incongruence will "leak" to your audience.

It is important to do as you say and say as you do.

"When all of a person's internal beliefs, strategies, and behaviours are fully in agreement and oriented toward securing a desired outcome. Words, voice and body language - give the same message".
We have been at events where participants make statements which were at clear odds with their behaviour. Yet another example of how we all live in our own, and sometimes very different, worlds.
And a point to ponder, apart from our individual takes on the world, is there also a real world our there independent of our observations?

Ken Thompson (aka The BumbleBee) blogs about bioteams, virtual collaboration and business simulation at