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Our goal is to produce and maintain a lively, interesting and informative blog which: promotes the LMI process; accurately reflects the measurable results achieved by our clients; demonstrates our focus on people development, and encourages a growing readership.

Leadership & Development

There Is Always A Good Side

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/25/2018

Everything depends on the way you look at things. View every problem you encounter as an opportunity. There is always a good side to every situation.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/18/2018

Whatever you plant in your subconscious mind and nourish every day with emotion and conviction will one day become a reality.

Accept Change With A Smile

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 06/08/2018

Sooner or later you'll experience a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success.

You Can See The Future With A Vision

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/31/2018

Many successful people use this skill of mental visualization. They mentally run through important events before they happen.

There Is No Success Without Hardship

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/28/2018

You'll find all things are difficult before they are easy. The greater your obstacles, the more glory in overcoming them.

You Are What You Do

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/23/2018

First you make your habits and then they make you.

See Things As You Want Them To Be

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 05/22/2018

The only way to discover your limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.

Apply Persistence To Your Possiblities

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/26/2018

The people that truly succeed in the world are the people who look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them. Don't sit on the sidelines, get in the game.

You Do Not Exist For Yourself

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/07/2018

You'll get everything in life that you want if you'll help enough other people get what they want.

You Have To Give, Before You Get

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 03/05/2018

He who obtains has little. He who scatters has much.

Self Suggestion Makes You Master of Yourself

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/28/2018

Constant repetition carries conviction. Repeat something often enough and it will start to become you.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/26/2018

Start thinking of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. Self-suggestion will make you the master of yourself.

It's Always Your Next Move

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/20/2018

The choice is always yours.

You Are What You Think

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/12/2018

Start thinking of yourself as becoming the person you want to be. Self suggestion will make you the master of yourself.

Endurance is the Crowning Quality of Success

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/05/2018

All great achievements require time.

Success is a Determined Action Away

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/31/2018

Your big opportunity is where you are right now.

Love What You Do

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/29/2018

Find work you like and the compensation will follow.

You Won't Get Anywhere Without a Goal

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/15/2018

Your goal will keep you going in tough times.

You Determine Your Attitude

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/10/2018

It's how you react to events, not the events themselves, that determines your attitude.

You are Bigger than Your Problems

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 12/11/2017

Courage gives you the capacity to confront what can be imagined.

Developing Another Leader to his Full Potential

Posted by: Preeti Raj Posted Date: 11/16/2016

Congratulations Tim Morrison (Technical Support Manager) of Tsubaki Canada for recently graduating from LMI's Effective Personal Leadership program!

Why is repetition so significant in our lives? Because repetition shapes us.

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 10/31/2014

So significant is repetition that it can be regarded as a force. An entity which drives change in a specific direction, yet we give it little recognition.

Four Lessons From the Best in Our Business To Help You Become the Best in Your Business

Posted by: Barry Reid Posted Date: 05/06/2014

There were dramatic stories from clients from countries as small as Curacao to developing countries like Zambia about how we are helping their governments and mining companies to high levels of efficiency and success while simultaneously enhancing the personal lives of their leaders and employees.

If it’s sympathy you want – go get a paddle!

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 01/29/2014

By exercising personal leadership, we really can influence what happens in our future.

The worldwide economy is on a more stable footing than it has been in many years

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 12/23/2013

According to a McKinsey Global survey, "As 2013 draws to a close, executives are more optimistic about economic improvement than they have been all year.

Employee engagement in the mainstream

Posted by: Bob Nagar Posted Date: 10/17/2013

In a world that is changing both in terms of the global nature of work and the aging of the workforce having engaged employees may be a key to competitive advantage. Most companies have got onto the bandwagon, but few are experiencing the success they want to see.

Leadership is a choice

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 10/13/2013

Why doesn’t everyone want to grow? I don’t have an answer to that, but here are a few suggestions for those ready to see, give, share, grow, experience and enjoy new heights.

How do you know how good you are at your job

Posted by: Barry Reid Posted Date: 10/07/2013

How do you know how good you are at your job? When a researcher asked people about their driving skills 93% of people put themselves in the top 50% of drivers (Svensen, 1981). Obviously everyone cannot be a better driver than everyone else, but we think we are. Most executives would assume their ability to lead, manage, and communicate is higher than the average manager.

Why good sailors make effective leaders

Posted by: Preeti Raj Posted Date: 10/06/2013

Although many teams enter into the race, what makes the little difference between being first or second or third? It comes down to factors that are entirely human: teamwork, motivation, persistence and courage.

Leadership Development vs. Training Executives

Posted by: Marcel Blais Posted Date: 09/26/2013

Develop your natural Leaders. Don’t train them! This ‘4 Pillars of Success’ approach, learned and applied will inevitably develop great leaders within your organization.

Effective Time Management - Leadership and Balance

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 09/24/2013

Regardless of how successful we may be, it is imperative to deliberately step back, re-tool, and refresh. The paradox here, is that the people who are most likely to do this are those who are already considered to be the most admired and capable leaders.

Is your own Leadership Development Mission Critical?

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 09/17/2013

As a Human Resource Executive, you face the difficult and challenging question of where to invest in your far too limited “people development” budgets. Should you put yourself near the top of the list for investment and development?

Performance Improvement: Aligning Training Programs with Business Goals

Posted by: Tyrone Matheson Posted Date: 09/17/2013

There is a need for both training and development. It’s important before investing in training or development ask - Why do we want to invest in our employees? What is the business goal, expected outcome, and necessary ROI?

Women Leading Women

Posted by: Ashley J. Kreze Posted Date: 09/16/2013

Mckinsey study shows the most important leadership attributes for success today are most commonly found in women executives - intellectual stimulation, inspiration, participatory decision-making, and setting expectations/rewards.

Management Training: Back To School Time for Leaders Too!

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 09/11/2013

Great leaders can learn from great teachers by preparing for "back to work" just like "back to school" by reflecting on your career, plan out your next year, and create your own professional development goals.

7 Ways you can improve your personal productivity today

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 09/10/2013

It’s possible to do what you’re doing in half the time, and it’s a lot easier than you think. If you’re already doing it, then why are you still feeling like there is just never enough time? These 7 personal productivity tips will tell you why.

The Hurrier I Go, The Behinder I Get

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 05/21/2013

Leaders and managers are harried, worried, conflicted about the demands from the market, their leaders, and their employees.

Stuck in a Rut

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 05/03/2013

How to tell if your organization is stuck in a rut and what to do about it.

Good Leaders are Great Listeners

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 04/08/2013

Listening is an art that needs to be practiced.

Servant Leadership

Posted by: Tyrone Matheson Posted Date: 03/25/2013

In order to lead one must serve.

Clarity, Communication and Engagement

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 03/08/2013

Only when we are clear in our own minds about where we are going, how we’re going to get there, and in what timeframe, are we even remotely ready to effectively lead a team of people.

What advice would you give others looking for work?

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 02/13/2013

It is quite evident the "positive, can do attitudes" displayed by these youngsters gave them an edge which contributed to their success

We Wait Too Long to Train Our Leaders

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 02/04/2013

Practicing anything mildly important, like say skiing or golf, without training is inadviseable. The fact that so many of your managers are practicing leadershiip without training should alarm you.

Want a Creative Solution? Delegate the Problem

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 01/22/2013

... by delegating your important projects, you can separate yourself from them and free your mind to be creative when problems arise.

High Performance Teamwork

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 11/05/2012

High performance teams and individuals thrive on constructive feedback and self-awareness to feed “faster/better” performance

Let Me Think

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 10/01/2012

Train of thought? In most offices you are lucky to get to the platform, let alone on the train!

Awareness Changes Everything

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 09/10/2012

Awareness changes everything.

Growth Plans for 2013

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 08/27/2012

Lions don’t chase squirrels.

Work Does Not Have to Suck

Posted by: Mike Bonn Posted Date: 07/31/2012

I don't want to write off half of my prime years without a fight. I don't accept that work HAS to suck!

The Simple Side of Training and Development

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 06/19/2012

Now is the time to build your plan and clarify your expectations.

How to Help Employees Make the Right Decision

Posted by: Keith Barry Posted Date: 05/24/2012

True leadership empowers the team to contribute effectively to organizational success through communicating the desired direction and each person’s relevant contribution.

Is Return on Investment from People Development Initiatives Possible

Posted by: Perviz Thaver Posted Date: 05/02/2012

Return on Investment is a key focus for not only for learning and development professionals but also for the senior management within the organization. This article explores the steps that can be taken to ensure that people development initiatives produce tangible results.

The Doing Versus Being Conundrum

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 04/17/2012

Live life with purpose; inspired leader

Know Thyself

Posted by: Tyrone Matheson Posted Date: 03/28/2012

I believe you know that you know when you can first, face the person in the mirror.

SUCCESS - Mind Over Matter

Posted by: Terry Fearon Posted Date: 03/15/2012

”You already have the know-how. You have that gift. Learn how to use it.”

The Simple Side of Goal Setting

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 02/29/2012

It is incredible how much control you have over what you're capable of achieving and what you will achieve by just defining what you want.

The Simple Side of Attitude

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 02/07/2012

Attitude is what holds you back from the success that you really want, not abilities.

Leadership and Learning - The Missing Link

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 01/25/2012

To achieve success, go back to the basics

Hug Their Hearts and Squeeze Their Minds

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 01/03/2012

How about hugging the hearts and squeezing the minds of your team members?

All I Want for Christmas

Posted by: Penny Deathe Posted Date: 12/15/2011

One of the greatest gifts you can give this year is to commit to being a mentor.

We Are What We Think

Posted by: Tyrone Matheson Posted Date: 11/15/2011

To think that my mind is constantly filtering the good and the bad, shaping and making me into the person that I am, is mind boggling to say the least.

The Simple Side of Passion

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 11/02/2011

If you start asking yourself what you really want and start trusting your instinct, your life will make more sense and will have more purpose.

The Simple Side of a Choice

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 10/18/2011

You are the sum of the choices that you make in your life and you can choose to be the best you that you can be, or you can choose to fail every day. It's up to you.

Paul J. Meyer - An Inspiration

Posted by: Penny Deathe Posted Date: 09/16/2011

"The most prestigious awards, I have observed, go to those who render service to others."

Current Challenges Business Leaders Face - continued 2

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 08/31/2011

They just don't have the same big picture outlook I have

Current Challenges Business Leaders Face - continued

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 08/10/2011

"Unfortunately only a few of our superintendents have any leadership training - and that mainly from seminars and workshops, so it's fragmented - most supervise by the seat of their pants, relying on their own personal experience of how they were supervised themselves in the past."

Current Challenges Business Leaders Face

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 07/19/2011

When I asked what his greatest challenges were he told me: "My biggest challenge is finding good people."

The Simple Side of Business Success

Posted by: Stephen Daniels Posted Date: 07/04/2011

“If you give your team an experience that they're proud to be a part of, they will turn around and give the same to your clients!”

Best Practices for Leaders in New Roles

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 06/20/2011

If I could do it all over again, the most important thing I would do differently is to move more quickly to assemble the team I wanted to lead the organization with me ~ Jim Locker

How do we measure Successful Leadership

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 06/06/2011

How do we measure successful Leadership?

Finding Leadership Fulfillment

Posted by: Robert Seguin Posted Date: 05/24/2011

When we spend time with leaders who find a great deal of meaning and fulfillment from their work, we see a couple of strong contributing factors. You can think of the formula as: Fulfillment = Core Talent Used times Helping Others, or F = CT x HO.

LMI rics 3

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 05/17/2011

Food for thought dressed with a little humour

LMI rics 2

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 05/09/2011

Food for thought dressed with a little humour

LMI rics

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 04/12/2011

Food for thought dressed with a little humour

Personal Branding Becoming More of Who You Are

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 04/11/2011

As a woman in business, consider this question: Do you play to win? Or do you play to lose?

Gettin By in Business

Posted by: Kathy Watt Posted Date: 04/05/2011

Canadian comedians use the almost infamous, "How’s she goin’?" To which the reply might be, "Oh, gettin’ by..."

What is Personal Development Part 2

Posted by: Ashley J. Kreze Posted Date: 03/22/2011

There are of course, many other benefits to introspection; however the first step is recognizing you want more in your life and are willing to do something about it.

What is Personal Development Part 1

Posted by: Ashley J. Kreze Posted Date: 03/14/2011

I suggest sailing with personal/professional development locked in your GPS[1]. How do you define personal development? Are you ready to break your norm and let go of past behaviours?

Crystallizing The Goal Part 2

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 03/01/2011

Crystallize Your Thinking - Determine what specific goal you want to achieve. Dedicate yourself to its attainment.

Crystallizing The Goal

Posted by: Stefan Dyk Posted Date: 02/22/2011

When I first spoke to (J) about LMIC he was justifiably jaundiced and reluctant to invest further in employee development, but upon hearing we guarantee measurable results he agreed to a meeting.

Whatever you vividly imagine

Posted by: Barry Reid Posted Date: 02/08/2011

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass.

Let's Talk About Leadership

Posted by: Frank Kreze Posted Date: 01/20/2011

Businesses want to grow, but are not eager to hire new staff. Growing companies need effective training and development. The only solution is increased productivity, leadership and empowerment. The reality is companies are looking for a more cost-effective and convenient way to develop their people than sending them off to conferences for days on end.

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