The Importance of Modelling
Modelling is a formalised process of ascertaining what makesÂ excellent people excellent at what they do. In the early 1970âs RichardÂ Bandler and John Grinder, set out to model key therapists who
seemed to achieve consistently good results with clients, even inÂ cases where traditional means of treatment have failed. This projectwas to form the basis of what is known today as Neuro Linguistic
The most important component to modelling is curiosity. If one wantsÂ to find and even become a model of excellence one must be curiousÂ about oneself, as well as the person(s) one is modelling. Modelling isÂ different to copying. Copying is a simplistic process where one doesÂ what someone else does without understanding the motives orÂ reasons why. Modelling attempts to give the modeller insight into whyÂ the model does what he or she does and thereby giving modellers theÂ choice in what behaviours they may want to integrate in themselves.
There are three components that modellers look at when it comes toÂ modelling: Beliefs/Values, Strategies and Behaviour Integration. WeÂ have already looked at beliefs and values earlier in earlier posts.