Books by Robert Dilts.

Alpha Leadership$50.00
Applications of NLP$24.00
Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-Being15.00
Changing Belief Systems25.00
Dynamic Learning31.00
Effective Presentation Skills26.00
Encyclopedia of Systemic NLP400.00
From Coach to Awakener30.00
Modeling with NLP29.00
NLP Volume I27.00
Sleight of Mouth35.00
Strategies of Genius, Volume I27.00
Strategies of Genius, Volume II24.00
Strategies of Genius, Volume III33.00
Skills for the Future30.00
Tools for Dreamers31.00
Tools of the Spirit21.00
Visionary Leadership Skills31.00

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Alpha Leadership

Co-Authored with Ann Deering and Julian Russell

Alpha Leadership is written for leaders learning to live in the current digital, global and knowledge-based economy where new trends emerge fast and where it is hard to maintain a competitive advantage.

The Alpha Leadership model is based around 3 key principles: Anticipate, Align, Act and 9 operating principles that help achieve these key goals. The model proposes that as leaders, we want to anticipate emerging trends that will affect us, to align ourselves, along with our teams and organizations, to deal with these emerging trends, and finally, to know how to act to take advantage of new opportunities. Each chapter offers specific practical tools to help the reader develop the competencies needed to be even more successful as a leader in today's challenging business climate.

Applications of NLP

The techniques of NLP have been widely acknowledged as some of the most powerful tools for personal and social change in existence today. This book is a practical guide to using these techniques in many different contexts, written by one of the foremost practitioners and teachers of NLP.

The book, which is a collection of individual articles, explores the appIication of NLP to a number of important areas including: business communication, sales, day-to-day communication, education, creative writing, health, family therapy and interpersonal negotiation.

Whether you are a manager, salesperson, teacher, psychologist or parent, this book will expand your capabilities and understanding of the communication and thinking process to help give you more control and expertise in your job and day-to-day interactions.

Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-being

Robert B. Dilts, Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith

Beliefs are the foundation of everyone's personal outcomes. Beliefs: Pathways to Health & Well-being, by Dilts, Hallbom and Smith, is the most revolutionary book available to offer leading edge technologies that rapidly and effectively identity and remodel limiting beliefs.

This book is unique in that it teaches you powerful processes for change. It demonstrates the "how to's" of identifying and changing beliefs through scripts from personal work actually done with individuals in workshops. The processes include: Reimprinting, Conflict Integration, Belief/Reality Strategies, Visualization and Criteria Identification, and as you will learn, they can help anyone who wishes to create profound personal change.

Changing Belief Systems

Our beliefs are a very powerful force on our behavior. It is common wisdom that if someone really believes he can do something he will do it, and if he believes something is impossible no amount of effort will convince him that it can be accomplished. Beliefs like "It's too late now;" "There's nothing I can do anyway;" "I'm a victim...My number came up;" can often limit a person from taking full advantages of their natural resources and unconscious competence. Our beliefs about ourselves and what is possible in the world around us greatly impact our day-to-day effectiveness. All of us have beliefs that serve as resources as well as beliefs that limit us.

Most people recognize, for instance, that their belief systems can both directly and indirectly effect their health. It is often a simple matter to identify negative beliefs that lead to health related problems like substance abuse, constant fatigue, lowering of the body's natural defenses, and stress. Yet, how does one go about changing negative beliefs into beliefs that contribute to health?

Almost every health professional acknowledges that the attitude of the patient is a major contributing factor to the success of their recovery. Yet very few explicit or reliable methods exist to help someone get over their response of fear or apathy to achieve a congruent "positive attitude."

Throughout the history of medical research, placebos have been shown to be as powerful as many drugs. As yet, however, the exact cause of this power has remained a mystery. Many researchers speculate that a "reverse placebo effect" may even cause many cases of illness. Is it possible to tap into that power directly and channel it to insure successful recovery?

Even the beliefs that others have about us can effect us. This was demonstrated in an enlightening study in which a group of children who were tested to have average intelligence was divided at random into two equal groups. One of the groups was assigned to a teacher who was told that the children were "gifted." The other group was given to a teacher who was told that the children were "slow learners." A year later the two groups were retested for intelligence. Not surprisingly, the majority of the group that was arbitrarily identified as "gifted" scored higher than they had previously, while the majority of the group that was labeled "slow" scored lower! The teacher's beliefs about the students effected their ability to learn.

Our beliefs can shape, effect or even determine our degree of intelligence, health, relationships, creativity, even our degree of happiness and personal success. Yet, if indeed our beliefs are so powerful a force in our lives, how do we get control of them so they don't control us? Many of our beliefs were installed in us as children by parents, teachers, social upbringing and the media before we were aware of their impact or able to have a choice about them. Is it possible to restructure, unlearn or change old beliefs that may be limiting us and imprint new ones that can expand our potential beyond what we currently imagine? If so, how do we do it?

Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) provides a powerful and exciting model of the mind and set of behavioral tools that can allow us to unlock some of the hidden mechanisms of beliefs and belief systems. Through the processes of NLP, beliefs and the neurolinguistic and physical elements which influence beliefs may be explored and influenced in a comprehensive and pragmatic way.

This book is a result of my own exploration of the underlying processes which influence beliefs using the tools of NLP. The book is primarily drawn from a manuscript of a seminar on belief change. By doing so I hope to present and preserve some of the feeling and interactive insight that comes from the real life experience of working with people and their beliefs.

From Coach to Awakener

Coaching is the process of helping people and teams to perform at the peak of their abilities. It involves drawing out people's strengths, helping them to bypass personal barriers and limits in order to achieve their personal bests, and facilitating them to function more effectively as members of a team.

In recent years, the notion of coaching has evolved to include new and more comprehensive forms--executive coaching and life coaching, which can be referred to as capital "C" Coaching. Large "C" Coaching involves helping people effectively achieve outcomes on a range of levels. We guide people to learn about new environments, for instance; coach them to improve specific behavioral competencies; teach them new cognitive capabilities; mentor empowering beliefs and values; sponsor growth at the identity level; and awaken people¹s awareness of the larger system or "field."

This book defines the types of contexts and situations which require the capital "C" Coach to focus on one of these roles--caretaker, guide, coach, teacher, mentor, sponsor, awakener--and provides a specific toolbox for each role. In other words, it provides a comprehensive tool set to be used by an effective coach to manage the entire scope of large "C" Coaching activities--from caretaking to awakening.

Dynamic Learning

Robert B. Dilts and Todd Epstein

Dynamic Learning is about a revolutionary new approach to learning and teaching. In this book, Robert Dilts and Todd Epstein present leading edge methods and techniques that improve the ability to learn in a variety of areas. Dilts and Epstein, co-authors of Tools for Dreamers, offer stimulating exercises and step-by-step procedures that help you to make better use of the most valuable resource you haveiyour brain. The authors describe a multitude of ways to make learning fun, easy and effective. These exercises and strategies were drawn from their experiences of working with individuals, conducting public seminars, and consulting and training in the public school system.

Dynamic Learning applies the process of learning through experience. The techniques and exercises of Dynamic Learning involve learning by doing and by exploring different strategies of thinking. In essence, Dynamic Learning is about learning how to learn. Dynamic Learning methods can be used by children or adults and have been especially effective for people who have experienced difficulties in learning. This book provides effective strategies and methods to:

Dynamic Learning provides a wealth of information and activities that can be used by anyone who wants to improve his or her abilities to learn. Discover the methods that transformed an entire school district and have changed the lives of many people who thought they were 'slow', 'stupid' or incapable of learning.

Effective Presentation Skills

At some point in our lives we are probably all called upon to make a presentation of some sort. It may be at school, a social function or for some professional purpose. In fact, the demands of the 'information age' make it increasingly necessary and likely that we will need to make presentations as part of our normal activities.

To make an effective presentation requires that we be able to communicate and relate to other people. These are very basic skills, yet they are not typically taught to us as part of our traditional classroom education or professional training. The purpose of this book is to provide some of the key practical communication and relational skills necessary to make effective presentations.

The great Greek philosopher Aristotle maintained that an effective speaker had to have three basic abilities (1) to reason logically, (2) to understand human character, and (3) to understand the emotions. These capabilities appear to be just relevant today as they were twenty five hundred years ago.

This book is about how to develop the skills that support these abilities. By applying modern developments in the psychology of learning and communication primarily drawn from the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

While the skills in this book are relevant for all types of presentations, the focus of the book is on people who must make presentations for professional reasons. In particular, it focuses on presentations to be made for teaching and training purposes - i.e., those related to organizational learning. While this obviously includes professional trainers and teachers, it also includes managers, consultants and others who need to share knowledge and information.

The book covers three general areas involved in making effective presentations in a learning context including 1) basic principles for forming an effective communication strategy, 2) designing and planning effective presentations and presentation materials and 3) managing issues related to motivation and interactions within a group or audience.

Modeling with NLP

Thomas Jefferson once said, “If two individuals get together and exchange a dollar, they each walk away with one dollar. If the same individuals get together and exchange an idea, they both walk away with two ideas.” In many ways, this statement expresses the vastly generative potential or “economics” of modeling.

Modeling is the process of taking a complex event or phenomenon and breaking it into small enough chunks so that it can be recapitulated or applied in some way. Behavioral modeling involves observing and mapping the successful processes which underlie an exceptional performance of some type. The purpose of behavior modeling is to create a pragmatic map or ‘model’ of a particular behavior which can be used to reproduce or simulate some aspect of that performance by anyone who is motivated to do so.

The ability to model effectively opens the door to many possibilities that have previously been unavailable to humankind. In addition to providing a methodology which can be used to make ideas more explicit and easier to communicate, modeling can transform the way we view and perceive one another. If we see someone who does something better than ourselves, for example, instead of looking at that person and feeling inadequate, jealous, or suspicious, we can go out and model how they do what they do. Then, we too can have the capability that the other person possesses.

The field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) has developed out of the modeling of the behaviors and thinking processes of exceptional people from many fields. NLP modeling procedures involve finding out about the mental strategies (“Neuro”) a person is using by analyzing that person’s language patterns (“Linguistic”) and non-verbal responses. The results of this analysis are then put into step-by-step strategies or procedures (“Programming”) that may be used to transfer the skill to other people, and apply it to other contexts. The purpose of NLP modeling is to put what has been observed and described into action in a way that is productive and enriching. In fact, the worldwide success of NLP as a technology for creating and managing change comes from its foundation in the modeling process.

This book is about the NLP modeling process and its applications. The first part of this book is devoted to defining the principles and tools necessary for effective modeling (the “epistemology,” methodology and technology of NLP). The second part of the book illustrates the application of NLP modeling procedures to the study of effective leadership. It provides examples of how NLP was applied to identify specific cognitive, linguistic and behavioral skills used by leaders to address challenging situations involving problem solving, delegation and training on the job. The results define the key communication and relational skills employed by effective leaders to achieve practical results in their working reality, in order to “create a world to which people want to belong.”

NLP Volume I

Neuro-Linguistic Programming not only describes the unique methodology, formalizations and models of NLP itself, but also gives precise examples of how NLP can have powerful applications for professionals in all fields. Psychotherapists, lawyers, salesmen, managers, negotiators, educators, in fact any practitioner of human beings, will find the applications of NLP both practical and powerful.

NLP will provide tools for human interaction, learning, and the exchange of information that will ultimately do for the individual who applies them what the invention of the printing press has done for those who can read. NLP can increase the efficiency, quality, and developnent of knowledge in every area of human experience.

Sleight of Mouth

Sleight of Mouth is about the magic of words and language. Language is one of the key representational systems from which we build our mental models of the world, and has a tremendous influence upon how we perceive and respond to the world around us.

As Sigmund Freud pointed out, "Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing." The right words at the right time can be uplifting, changing the course of someone's life for the better; opening up new vistas and possibilities. Unfortunately, words can also confuse and limit us as easily as they can empower us. The wrong words at the wrong time can be hurtful and damaging.

Sleight of Mouth patterns come from the study of how language has been, and can be, used to make an impact on people's lives and emotions. This book represents over twenty years of study and practice with respect to the influence of language and its potential to change our lives. Author Robert Dilts (whose other works include Visionary Leadership Skills, Strategies of Genius, Dynamic Learning and Modeling With NLP) has examined the language patterns of people such as Socrates, Abraham Lincoln, Mahatma Gandhi, Adolph Hitler, Milton Erickson and Jesus of Nazareth. Sleight of Mouth patterns are made up of verbal categories and distinctions by which key beliefs can be established, shifted or transformed through language.

Generally, Sleight of Mouth patterns can be characterized as "verbal reframes" which influence beliefs, and the mental maps from which beliefs have been formed. These patterns provide a powerful tool for persuasion and conversational belief change. Dilts explains and illustrates these patterns with many stimulating examples, and simple, useful exercises.

We all use language every day, and have all experienced the exhilaration of saying the right thing at the right time and have felt the pain and guilt of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. What do you say to someone who is hopeless and despondent about his or her career; a student who is stuck and believes he or she will never learn; or someone who is violent, angry or obstinate? This book is about the power of words to be either helpful or harmful, the distinctions that determine the type of impact words will have, and the language patterns through which we can transform harmful statements into helpful ones. Sleight of Mouth is an important resource for counselors, salespeople, teachers, health professionals, parents, lawyers, politicians, journalists, law enforcement professionals, and anyone else who needs to use language as a key element of their work.

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