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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 –…

Let your colleagues take the lead

By LMI | 13th May 2020

Whilst great personal leadership stems from your own ability to lead yourself and others, there will come a time when you need hand some responsibility to your colleagues, especially if there are other high-profile activities that require your full attention. Mastering the art of delegation is critical to your long-term success as a leader, and…

Working from home – Coping amidst the COVID-19 crisis

By Roger Waplington | 9th April 2020

LMI UK Director, Roger Waplington has been sharing this advice with his clients and we thought some or all of it may be helpful to you as well just now. — To be as happy as you can you must be a leaf on a tree. We are unique just as every leaf on every…

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…