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Establishing a clear and realistic vision

By LMI | 9th October 2020

It can be difficult to stay on track at the best of times, but with the added distractions of a pandemic, even completing routine tasks can become an uphill struggle. Sometimes, entire days are spent putting out metaphorical fires or helping others, and whilst this can sometimes be important, it leaves a lot less time…

VISION – The breakfast of champions

VISION – The breakfast of champions

By Nick Howes | 2nd October 2020

I feel tired this morning – an extra hour of sleep would have been marvellous. Another day awaits, sitting in the same place doing largely the same tasks as the last six months. I wish I’d bought a better chair for my home-office before lockdown! Oh no, one of the kids is coughing. Last thing…

Effective goal setting

By LMI | 25th September 2020

Most readers will be familiar with the concept of goal setting, but not everyone will be practicing it effectively. Although your To-Do List will contain a selection of short-term objectives, your goals should be targets with which you have an emotional attachment, providing you with the motivation needed to achieve what’s necessary. With September’s theme…

What makes a great manager during a pandemic?

By Jackie Adams | 24th September 2020

I believe that in this current situation, the role of the leader/manager has never been more important to the success of businesses. I’ve been reflecting recently about the skills of managers during this difficult period of covid-19 lockdown/return to work/don’t return to work. We all know that there are many skills that managers need in…

Management & Leadership by Keywords

By LMI | 18th September 2020

Leadership and management are two of the most important concepts for businesses to consider when it comes to productivity and personal development. Whilst most people will be familiar with these buzzwords, learning essential skills in these areas can be complex and take years to master. However, there are a number of simple concepts and practical…

effective Time management

Effective time management

By LMI | 11th September 2020

Without a clear plan for the day ahead, it’s easy to lose focus and become preoccupied with less important, more time-consuming tasks. We’ve all had days where we stray from our To-Do Lists, but when this becomes habitual, it can impact our productivity in ways we might not even be aware of. If you’re constantly…

who stole my day

Who stole my day? 

By Nick Howes | 4th September 2020

Having worked solidly since 8:15am, with only a short break to grab some lunch, I’m left feeling mentally exhausted by 4:45pm.   Although I’ve been super busy throughout the day, I’m not getting a sense of accomplishment that’s usually associated with being productive and completing tasks.   When I revisit my To-Do List at the end of the…

It’s about time!

By Nick Howes | 2nd September 2020

Peter Drucker, one of the best-known and most influential thinkers on management said:   Nothing distinguishes effective leaders so much as their loving tender care of time.   Everything you do today that has value is about time. Whether working or engaged in other important activities, it’s all about time. Did you invest your time…

time is of the essence

A revitalised approach

By LMI | 21st May 2020

An Insight6 survey of business owners in early May asked, knowing what they know now, what skills they wish they had prior to the pandemic. The list, in no particular order, included: Communication – team and customers Budgeting – Better handle on the key numbers Mental Strength – look after yourself, staying positive Prioritisation –…