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…

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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…

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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…

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effective Time management

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…

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who stole my day

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…

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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…

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time is of the essence

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 –…

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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…

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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…

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