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NLP at Work: The Essence of Excellence

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  407 ratings  ·  27 reviews
This major new edition of Sue Knight's bestselling book NLP at Work has been extensively revised and updated, with an emphasis on the heart of NLP - becoming a model of excellence.

In addition to a new slant to every chapter, there are three new chapters on the key things that make the biggest difference for the greatest results:
Humour: enabling you to stand back and see
Paperback, 392 pages
Published (first published April 27th 1995)
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Nada AbuHassan
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
first book i read about nlp ,very useful and interesting
Loy Machedo
Jan 18, 2012 rated it liked it
After having studied NLP for quite some time, including going through hands-on training programs under two very unique & different NLP Training Master Practitioners, I guess I can contribute a few thoughts about this book.

The 3 bits I loved:
- Very simple, easy to understand and put across in laymans terms
- Lots of examples, anecdotes, references and assignments given after every chapter
- Extremely detailed with nothing left to vagueness or skipped out

The 3 bits I didnt like:
- This is not a book
Moffat Machingura
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that introduced me to Neuro-Linguistic Programing.(And made me study for a psychology degree six (6) years late)!

Sue Knight has the skill to simplify all the NLP aspects including modelling, maintaining rapport and perception. she uses practical examples, of which she generously dares to be among the examples, illustrating how she has applied NLP at work and in her marriage relationship and achieved logically incredible results.

To be honest, i love NLP at Work. It is a must read
David Ferrers
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nlp, how-to, influences
Sue Knight is an exceptional teacher and inspiration for those of us in the NLP community. The latest edition of NLP at Work is a great improvement on the previous edition I owned. Many of the lessons have been made clearer and easier to implement. This edition shows that she continues to learn and to practice what she teaches. A great place to learn about NLP and to practice what you have learned.
Jesika Miller NLP Hypnosis
One of the first books I read on NLP. Thick book with lots of great information.
Caroline Magill
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great reference book for anyone interested in the subject. Easy to dip into.
Anda T.
Dec 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
great examples, great stories, great info.
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Am busy reading at the moment. Excellent book about Neuro Linguistic Programming, the way we think, how to communicate in every way possible. Excellence of the individual. Well worth reading.
Chris Weatherburn
Jan 16, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quite liked this book, for me it was mainly revision about Neurolinguistic Programming.

If you think in first person you may appear self-centred, second person too accommodating, third person at times too cold.

The best quote from this is: Behind every behaviour is a positive intention toward you.
Aug 12, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read a summary (getabstract) of the book, will source the book prior to another rating
Armands Putnieks
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book describes NLP in very easy language. Awesome book.
Rog Harrison
Some useful ideas but I found the concept disconcerting.
Nathalie Karasek
I am new to this topic and I think it provided a good overview...
David Roberts
Aug 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The book I read to research this post was NLP At Work by Sue Knight which is an excellent book which I bought from a local secondhand bookstore. This book is very much a hands on guide to making the most of NLP or neuro linguistic programming with a slant towards towards using it in connection with work. NLP is based on the principle that if you take someone who is skilled at something and study how they do it in every detail you can become just as good at it. An example is someone was always go ...more
Aug 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was good example of the power of words on us PHYSICALLY is impressive and have yet to read it to anyone without a massive smile at the end (and a mouth full of saliva)

The book covers topics such as our thinking patterns, our filters we put on the world (the colour of the lenses we view the world with), asking precise questions, the use of metaphors, our mental programming, writing your own life scripts, creating a vision, developing trust, u
Tony Creech
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: digital
like most "NLP books"- this is really just general self-help under the NLP title with some connections. NLP is a specific attempt at techniques of language modeling that grew to mean "self-help" in general to people pushing it because some modes of it work - while the science and such behind aren't there. The best stuff of NLP is the places it touches techniques like anchoring that come from real science (not NLP) that are now mainstays of NLP. her book as some good models in it to try out and r ...more
Peter Peerdeman
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sue's book on NLP is extensive, covers all the basics of NLP and then some. I've attended one of her courses and read this book before attending the second course. I'm really glad I got to practice and learn NLP. The book is filled with examples and stories that help elaborate the theory. It is not light reading, especially because of the excercises that are added to each of the chapters. A definite recommendation for anyone looking to identify and change their own and others limiting beliefs! ...more
May 02, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
This is practical and there are some insights into how to work with others and there are things that you can work on. It's a bit difficult as a read on the commute as you can't actually sit and practice most of it. I've gained some insights but I don't think that I really absorbed much. Interesting read and I'll be looking more into NLP. ...more
Oct 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good book. It explains Neuro-Linguistic Programming in a practical way (with exercises and examples), giving advices that can be used in the business and in the daily life. I widely used this book for my dissertation and I just loved it! Suggested to whom is not a psychologist and wants to know more about NLP.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Syed Kamyaby
I am very fan of Sue Knight because she has presented the basic NLP information in a very unique and easy way. Then applied it to business and job. Great work. I highly recommend every professional to read this book.
Mar 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great all-round NLP manual- been a fantastic resource as a first-time student of the subject. Although a weighty manual it is easy to read through and chapters are self- contained, so great to dip in and out or as a whole read-through
Gerard Chiva
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Good in order to get introduced to NLP. Lots of interesting advice for coaches.
Mark Cottier
Jan 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Recommended for people starting out in NLP.
This is a practical book, the techniques of which I have integrated into my people management and coaching at work.
Erica Hudson
I registered a book at!
Rosa Ramôa
May 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Faça o que você sempre fez e você terá sempre o mesmo resultado".
(Sue Knight)
Mary Beth Kennedy
Jul 22, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reading bits of this here and there, it's a lot of info, but for anyone getting into NLP, i'd recommend. ...more
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