Strategies of Genius: Volume I
Publisher: Dilts Strategy Group
ISBN 10: 1947629077
ISBN 13: 978-1947629073
It has been said that human history is nothing more than a record of the deeds and ideas of great men and women. Ever since people began to turn their attention inward to examine their own thought processes, one of the hopes and promises of psychological inquiry has been to map out the key features of the mind that will allow our own thoughts to soar with the giants of history.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) provides a new set of tools that can allow us to take major steps toward this promising but elusive goal. The mission of NLP is to define and extend the leading edge of human knowledge-- particularly our knowledge about ourselves--by modeling the thought processes or "strategies" of effective people.
The purpose of this series on Strategies of Genius is to apply the tools of NLP to analyse important historical figures in order to produce practical and effective "strategies of genius" that can be learned and applied in other contexts.
This first volume analyzes the thinking processes of Aristotle, Sherlock Holmes, Walt Disney and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The behavioral areas in which all of these individuals operated were quite different from one another, and one of them is actually a character from fiction. However, they all have something in common: unique and powerful strategies for analyzing, problem solving or creating, which continue to fascinate and entertain us to this day.
By analyzing quotations and anecdotes, the author paints a rich picture of the thinking processes of each of these unique individuals and then shows how those thinking processes may be used by the reader to enhance his or her own creativity and problem solving ability.
Other volumes include studies of Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, Leonardo da Vinci, Nikola Tesla and others who have helped to shape our modern world.
About the Author
Robert Dilts has had a global reputation as a leading behavioral skills trainer and business consultant since the late 1970s. A major developer and expert in the field of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Robert has provided coaching, consulting and training throughout the world to a wide variety of individuals and organizations. Past corporate clients and sponsors have included Apple Inc., Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, The Old Mutual, Société Générale, Bank of America, The World Bank, Alitalia, Telecom Italia, RAI Italia, Lucasfilms Ltd., Ernst & Young, AT Kearney, Salomon, The American Society for Training and Development, EDHEC Business School and the State Railway of Italy. He has lectured extensively on coaching, leadership, organizational learning and change management, making presentations and keynote addresses for The International Coaching Federation (ICF), HEC Paris, The United Nations, The European Forum for Quality Management, The World Health Organization, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation, Harvard University and the International University of Monaco. In 1997 and 1998, Robert supervised the design of Tools for Living, the behavior management portion of the program currently used by Weight Watcher's International. Robert was an associate professor at the ISVOR Fiat School of Management for more than fifteen years, helping to develop programs on leadership, innovation, values and systemic thinking. From 2001-2004 he served as chief scientist and Chairman of the Board for ISVOR DILTS Leadership Systems, a joint venture with ISVOR Fiat (the corporate university of the Fiat Group) that delivered a wide range of innovative leadership development programs to large corporations on a global scale. A co-founder of Dilts Strategy Group, Robert was also founder and CEO of Behavioral Engineering, a company that developed computer software and hardware applications emphasizing learning strategies and behavioral change. He is also co-founder, with Dr. Stephen Gilligan, of the IAGC (International Association for Generative Change). Robert has a degree in Behavioral Technology from the University of California at Santa Cruz.