3.19 MOTIVATING THE PROJECT TEAM

‘You’ve got a goal, I’ve got a goal. Now all we need is a football team’

—Groucho Marks

It is the role of any leader to create a climate for success, and there is a great deal written about team building. This section does not intend to be comprehensive on team building, but to show how some NLP techniques can be applied to team building. Saying that, NLP does have a lot to offer in terms of motivating high performing teams. When the allied forces were mustering for the push into Kuwait and Iraq during the first Gulf war in 1990, the commander of allied forces called on NLP guru Anthony Robbins to deliver a motivational speech to the Special Forces who would be the first to go into hostile territory. (Compare ...

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