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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By Michael Levy Successful leaders develop relationships with their team based on trust. Employees, when they feel trusted, supported and engaged, will give special effort to leaders they trust. Because the opposite is also true: employees rarely excel under the punitive thumb of someone they do not trust and who they feel does not trust…

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In workplaces all over the UK, there is a drive to improve performance – to obtain better quality and greater productivity. To do so is essential for national and international success in a highly competitive global market – for many, it’s simply a must for organisational survival. But generating better quality and greater productivity is…

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This is not a fictional story and the changes took place over many weeks. As a scenario many can relate to, its clear from my conversations with managers, that tinkering with possible solutions only produces a short term fix. One of my clients, Ray, a senior financial services manager in his early 30’s commented, “I…

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Leadership is not about popularity. Leadership is not about charisma. Leaders, like the rest of us experience moments of self doubt and inner turmoil. This results in questioning their own character and judgement with honest reflection and a commitment to action. As the ethic says “He (sic) who does not increase his knowledge, decreases it.”…

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