This chapter will consider the subject of rapport which is central to NLP practice as well as being the guiding principle for change leadership efforts. Rapport is, arguably, the magical ingredient that is at the base of all successful relationships and, thus, is seen by NLP trainers and practitioners as a vitally important skill. The early developers and pioneers behind the birth of the NLP movement spent considerable time modelling excellent examples of rapport strategies. They modelled the rapport-building skills of world class therapists who achieved consistent success at guiding clients through complex personal and family change.

Much of the literature concerning change management leadership describes fault ...

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