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The Stockdale Paradox

By Nick Howes | 24th March 2020

At LMI UK’s weekly team meeting on 23rd March, Karl Gasson shared some incredibly valuable insights into the Stockdale Paradox, as discussed in more detail in Jim Collins’ Good to Great This was so helpful to our team that we thought there would be many others who would benefit. In times of unprecendented challenge, there…

Stay motivated with the help of clearly defined goals

Stay motivated with the help of clearly defined goals

By LMI | 6th February 2020

Throughout your career, there will undoubtedly be times where you’re struggling for motivation and find yourself working through the days in autopilot. It’s not uncommon to experience the occasional lack of motivation, especially if you’re in the middle of a tedious or long-winded task, however being demotivated for a sustained period can negatively impact your…

Enhance productivity with effective delegation

Enhance productivity with effective delegation

By LMI | 27th January 2020

Delegation is a powerful skill that can unlock a wealth of opportunities for your business, while allowing you to grow as a leader. Many readers will be familiar with the various teamwork-related clichés that exist, with each championing the idea of working together and sharing the workload to achieve better results. Think of delegation as…

Don’t let emails disrupt your productivity

Don’t let emails disrupt your productivity

By LMI | 16th January 2020

The modern workplace relies on connectivity and communication. Businesses are constantly looking for ways to streamline internal processes, allowing colleagues to share information efficiently throughout all levels of the organisation. For more than two decades, emails have been a staple of that communication, removing the need for unnecessary telephone calls or face-to-face meetings and placing…

Never give up on your goals

Never give up on your goals

By LMI | 9th January 2020

As important as it is to delegate smaller tasks to your wider team, you must also possess a steely determination that allows you to achieve your goals, regardless of the obstacles or challenges that lie ahead. When the going gets tough, it can be tempting to throw in the towel and give up on the…

Improve your attitude to maintain output

By LMI | 2nd January 2020

While placing an exact value on your time can give you something to work towards and help you decide on which tasks to delegate, there are still some unproductive attitudes that could hinder your progress. Of course, there are many factors that could influence productivity, both in your personal and professional life, but one of…

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What’s your time worth?

By LMI | 27th December 2019

Having previously covered personal productivity and the importance of dedicating time to high payoff activities, it’s important to put things into perspective by looking at the actual value of time and what it represents. When thinking about the value of time, it’s interesting to note how people generally refer to it. Terms like spending it,…

time is of the essence

Time is of the essence

By LMI | 19th December 2019

With Brexit uncertainty continuing to grow, businesses across a range of sectors are taking the time to review their existing processes and procedures, looking for new ways to enhance workplace productivity. While it’s difficult to know exactly what challenges lie ahead, it is accepted that helping workers make the most of their time will only…

Crisis management skills for managers

By Karl Gasson | 22nd August 2019

Firefighting – the ability to handle the unexpected and the unplanned, to respond quickly in a crisis and restore calm. It’s a valuable skill and, for those of us who do it well, it’s a time-honoured route to greater responsibility and promotion. The common feature for all firefighting incidents is the need for an immediate…