Your world has gone VUCA!

In case you hadn’t noticed, your world has gone VUCA! For some time before Covid hit us, business writers and academics, myself included, were warning leaders about the imminent arrival of a VUCA world – where the art of leadership would involve navigating a path littered with Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity. To some degree,…

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7 Guaranteed Ways to Motivate Your Team

Every leader and manager in every industry and every different type and size of organisation wants all of their people to come to work every day feeling highly motivated so that they perform to the very best of their ability AND feel great about doing so. The idea that there are 7 (or 9 or…

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Motivation – Please handle with care!

Back in the early 80’s, I worked in an advertising agency that employed around eighty people. The company’s steady record of growth over twenty-five years meant it was regularly included on the shortlist by clients looking to change agency and it was seen as a ‘safe place to work.’ In other words, in an industry…

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Guest blog: Old game. New rules.

Leadership Mentor Simon Lawder shares his reflections on the current challenge facing leaders: Some say there is nothing new to be said about leadership, a ‘naturally occurring human activity’ that dates back to the year Dot. After all this time, you would have thought that we would have cracked it. And yet, there appears to…

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Leading in a Crisis

Leaders need to keep calm in a crisis (at least outwardly) however much turmoil they are experiencing. If most of the time the leader is collaborative, mutually respective, then, in time of a crisis, if the leader has to issue an immediate request without the usual involvement of the team, people will likely do it,…

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Fundraising Workshop for Transform Housing

LMI UK are delighted to be working with Mole Valley Chamber of Commerce and Leatherhead Theatre to run our Foundations of Success workshop for the business community in support of Transform Housing and Support, a fantastic charity helping homeless and vulnerable people in Surrey. Places are available to book for free and all delegates will…

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Jim Collins event this Feb: Level-up your 2021 business strategy

‘‘My goal was to distil my life’s work on great companies into a single ‘map’.’’ Jim Collins BE EQUIPPED WITH THE ROADMAP TO GREATNESS As clients, partners and connections of LMI-UK, you can save £50 on tickets. This February see JIM COLLINS, best-selling author of Good To Great, in a powerful and exclusive live virtual event: Jim Collins – The Roadmap To Greatness. Coinciding with…

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Leadership & Management by Keywords: PRODUCTIVITY (audio recording)

This week saw the first in our Leadership & Management by Keywords series with LMI UK Director Nick Howes hosting a session focussed on the hugely topical current keyword, productivity. You can listen to the recording of the presentation section of this session below (17 minutes):   The next instalment in this Keywords series in…

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New Apprenticeship Partnership

LMI UK Regional Director Mark Tonks has established an exciting new partenrship for the delivery of management apprenticeships with West-Midlands based organisation, The Training Initiative. First enrolments will be on the Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor standard this Autumn. View the full announcement video here: https://www.linkedin.com/company/tti-apprenticeships/videos/  

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It’s about time!

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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