Better results through tracking and feedback

A good tracking system is one of the most useful tools for helping individuals grow. Progress can be demonstrated only by comparing the past and the present. Tracking is the only method of evaluating both the quantity and the quality of performance for individuals, for a department or work group, or for the overall organisation.…

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The process of creating new habits

Since the moment of birth, you have been engaged in a constant process of forming habits, breaking them, and forming new ones. As much as 95 percent of what you do each day is done from habit. Habits include attitudes and dominant patterns of thought as well as actions. Habit formation is a constructive way…

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Making of a Champion event in Teesside

LMI UK Directors Nick Howes and Silje Howes had the great privilege of sharing LMI’s Making of a Champion foundation workshop with around 150 young people at Stockton Sixth Form College this week as part of a careers development event that also included interviews with two current apprentices working at AV Dawson (Port of Middlesbrough).…

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The importance of setting priorities in all areas of life

Successful people set goals, and they make certain all their actions and activities contribute to the achievement of their goals. They act in a logical, reasonable, and organised manner to attain the results they have identified as important to them. Successful people increase their productivity through controlling their priorities. Focusing on All Areas of Life…

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Railway Industry Association Young Professionals event

The Railway Industry Association runs regular Trailblazer events for young professionals working within their member organisations. Last week LMI UK’s Nick Howes had the honour of presenting our Making of a Champion™ foundations workshop to a packed room of around 40 delegates at RIA head office in London. Exploring key leadership concepts such as goal…

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Mole Valley Champions – developing young leaders in Surrey

LMI UK are delighted to be running the first Making of a Champion™ open programme in Mole Valley starting on 25th April and running for 10 weeks. The course is supported by Mole Valley Employment and Skills Hub and Mole Valley Chamber of Commerce and is the beginning of an ongoing initiative to help young…

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Four cornerstones of leadership: purpose, integrity, service, stewardship.

In today’s information economy, to prosper and even to survive, an organisation must tap into the creativity, imagination, and decision-making capabilities of every employee. This means that the people – along with the information, knowledge, and skills they possess – are the most important resource in any organisation. Consequently, the very nature of leadership has…

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Leaders and Communication: the Human Connection

Skillful communication is the essential human connection. Sound communication techniques enable leaders to meet this most basic human yearning of people. Using constructive communication and persuasion skills saves time and effort, encourages cooperation, and reduces stress and friction. These skills are invaluable in handling and preventing crisis situations, fostering self-esteem, generating mutual respect, increasing productivity,…

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Use Time Effectively to Boost Productivity

Because actions come from attitudes, increasing productivity may require reshaping some of the attitudes that now dictate how you use time. Consider these time use practices that affect productivity and see how attitudes are involved. Concentrate on high priority activities. The quickest and most effective route to increasing productivity is to spend time on tasks…

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Young Leaders Graduation at Celtic F.C.

Last week saw the conclusion of the first Making of a Champion™ programme run with Celtic Football Club Girls’ Academy. The 10-lesson programme is a significant milestone in the personal development of any young person and works especially well in an elite sports context with the recognition that hard work and positive attitude, in addition…

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