Your Personal SCARF Inventory

The SCARF modelHaving read the article ‘NLP Neuroscience and the SCARF Model’ you no doubt have some ideas about how this model can shed light on the behaviour of people around you and help you lead your team more effectively.

To aid you in formulating your thoughts, I’ve created this grid, which you can use in a variety of ways:

  • Make a grid for yourself and spend some time (at least 30 minutes) identifying your own ‘hot buttons’. What are the events, situations and conversations etc that trigger you into Reward or Threat with regard to each element of the SCARF model?
  • Make a grid for each member of your team and capture your observations about the situations, experiences and conversations that appear to trigger each individual into Reward or Threat mode
  • Use in your regular one-to-one meetings with members of your team and encourage them to tell you what situations and experiences trigger their Reward and Threat states for each element of the SCARF model.
  • Have a team session (I can help with this!) and do it all together.


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