Entries by Jules Collingwood

What everybody should know about NLP anchoring

What is an Anchor? Anchors can be created and fired deliberately and they occur naturally. Either way, the conditions for setting an anchor are: The subject experiences a state that is sufficiently intense to be discernible to them. A unique stimulus occurs or is applied physically, visually and/or audibly while the state is intensifying. The […]

Contrary to popular belief, no-one else can “make” you feel bad – If you know how to do this:

Most people have specific contexts where they would like access to particular attributes, qualities and ways of using their attention. If they are dependent on chance or outside circumstances to provide the state they are in, it may not be the most useful for that context. Common situations where resource states are useful include; Learning […]

How using your attention can change the quality of your states (and vice versa)

We can track components of our attention through exploring our states and we can explore our states using attention. We have already discussed state dependent learning in the context of having access to different resources and information in different states. With well integrated, readily accessible states there is overlap between resources and their availability and […]

Attention and Performance: How you attend to the world can transform your performance in it

Attention, State and Performance In article 4 in the Attention series Jules the relationship between how we use our attention, our state and performance. States The set of specific values in a person’s physiology, neurology and biochemistry that gives rise to their behavioural expression and their subjective experience of themselves and the world in any […]

Apply leverage to your attention for productivity by choice

‘Pay attention. You won’t find the answer on the ceiling’ ‘Pay attention. You won’t find the answer on the ceiling’. The teacher’s admonition cut across a child visualising the answer to a maths problem. The child was attending, working out the problem using implicitly learned rules and making mental images in the most natural place. […]

Effective Leadership and Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman’s Four Components for Emotional Intelligence in Business from NYT Education Life (7th April 2015) Today we are considering the last, of Goleman’s recommendations for effective leadership in business. Along with self awareness, self management and empathy (without joining others in lack of resources), there are: Relationship Skills: “Compelling communication: You put your points in […]

Empathy and Emotional Intelligence

Empathy, Goleman’s 4th Component for Emotional Intelligence in Business from NYT Education Life (7th April 2015) In the previous articles in this series, we have considered the first two of Goleman’s recommendations for applying elements of emotional intelligence in business and possibly in other contexts. Initially, I proposed that however worthy the frames and assumptions […]