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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A human perspective on productivity

For many organizations, getting every last drop of output possible from humans whilst they are at work, has long been seen as a worthy and necessary goal. Not doing this, is often seen as a failure of management as it puts the maximization of profitability at risk. Those same organisations will go to great lengths…

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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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So What About Leadership? #7

Roisin Joyce (LMI Ireland) and Nick Howes (LMI UK) return to discuss all things leadership. Of course, like all conversations at the moment, the Coronavirus situation looms large.

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So What About Leadership? Episode 1

LMI UK Managing Director Nick Howes and his LMI Ireland counterpart Rosin Joyce have for some time been having some very valuable and enjoyable conversations about all things ‘leadership’ and it was suggested that maybe others might benefit from listening. They listened and have agreed to share these conversations! ‘So What About Leadership?’ is the…

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Crisis management skills for managers

Firefighting – the ability to handle the unexpected and the unplanned, to respond quickly in a crisis and restore calm. It’s a valuable skill and, for those of us who do it well, it’s a time-honoured route to greater responsibility and promotion. The common feature for all firefighting incidents is the need for an immediate…

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Creating SMART goals for success

manufacturing productivity

The issue of workplace productivity has long been debated in the popular press, as organisations look for new ways to boost performance and measure the output of their employees. Of course, measuring productivity accurately can prove difficult, especially when looking for a general method that can be applied across all industries. Increasing productivity means surpassing…

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High performance teams

How does your team perform? How do you rate it on a scale of 1 to 10 where 1 is poor and 10 excellent? Is it massively successful constantly delivering way past all expectations? Is it full of positively minded people working together to achieve challenging business goals? Is it autonomous, responding effectively to challenges…

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