Introduction

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.

Mahatma Gandhi

This chapter compares the genesis of both the NLP and organizational development movement (OD). I shall present a picture of the seminal moments that acted as developmental catalysts for the two areas of change work and demonstrate their remarkable similarities. I close by arguing that there is a strategic need for NLP to find a new sponsor to inject vitality and purpose into the field inclusive of a significant push towards high quality research into its effects as well as aiming towards continued development of its conceptual ...

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