The Total Leader

LMI Central Illinois’ Total Leader program was developed to fill a leadership void in the global marketplace. 87% of leaders today feel disengaged. In order for businesses to overcome this epidemic, they must develop their leaders throughout the entire organization. It is only when people are able to lead themselves that they are actually empowered to be creative and innovative – and to achieve the highest level of performance

The best leaders – Total Leaders – excel at all facets of leadership. LMI’s Total Leader program will help develop the necessary leadership skills in every member of your organization.

See below to view the four primary programs that encompass the Total Leader concept.

The first step in becoming a Total Leader is the Effective Personal Productivity (EPP) program.

Productivity is the foundation of all effective leadership and has earned recognition as the key to personal and business progress, success, and survival.

Personal productivity is the ability to manage yourself, manage your time, and manage your priorities to operate at maximum performance. It is only when you can optimize your own performance that you are truly able to increase the performance of others.

Through our Effective Personal Productivity program, you will learn key skills and techniques for managing your time, your priorities and yourself in order to be as productive as possible.

The Effective Personal Leadership (EPL) program is the second step in becoming a Total Leader.

Personal leadership is the ability to lead yourself – to be a leader of your own life. Personal leaders determine the life they want, and then through planning and action make it happen. Personal leadership also means becoming a Total Person – a person who is growing and developing in all six areas of life, including Family & Home, Financial & Career, Mental & Educational, Physical & Health, Social & Cultural, and Spiritual & Ethical.

Personal leadership is the core of an individual’s character and the basis for developing trusting relationships that are vital to leading others.

Personal leadership begins with knowing where you stand now. It leads to the discovery of where you want to go. When you know your needs, your aims and desires, and most of all, your dreams, you are able to set goals and achieve them.

Through our Effective Personal Leadership program, you will learn the skills necessary to determine and set goals, plan for said goals, and then make them a reality.

The third step in becoming a Total Leader is the Effective Leaders Development (ELD) program.

Motivational leadership is the capability to lead and motivate others. A motivational leader understands that people are the source of all progress and innovation and the key to business success in the 21st century. Inspiring motivation in others is crucial to developing a productive and engaged team. A motivational leader is able to help people develop and use more of their full potential.

Every leader’s role is unique. It differs from similar positions in other organizations and from individual roles in a particular work environment. Even the titles given to leaders vary widely. But positions of leadership, no matter how they differ in the details, have one important common denominator: They all must depend upon the fundamental need to work with and through other people.

Leadership is really about relationships. Leaders who work most effectively with and through others produce the most outstanding results. The extraordinary challenge facing leaders today in all areas of business and industry is that they must develop and maintain positive and productive personal relationships with associates and team members.

During our Effective Leadership Development program, you will learn how to work well with others, how to communicate effectively, and how to form strong working relationships.

The Effective Strategic Leadership (ESL) program is the fourth step in becoming a Total Leader.

Strategic leadership is the ability to lead an organization. A strategic leader works through teamwork and collaboration to define and develop the purpose of the organization, the key strategies, the optimum structure, the right people in the right roles, and the most effective processes for an organization to succeed. Strategic leadership is not only setting the course, but also following through and executing the plan for completion.

As the world of business changes and evolves, the need for workable, effective leadership strategies becomes more and more critical. For businesses to become truly successful and innovative enterprises, they must develop and implement these strategies throughout the entire organization. In fact, the organization of the future is an organization where everyone – from top to bottom – knows, understands, and accepts the mission, values, and goals of the company. It is only when everyone in the organization is working together in the same direction and toward the same goals that the organization becomes truly successful. With this success strategy, the people in the organization are empowered to be creative and innovative; they take ownership of the organization’s goals, making for a more cohesive, effective, and successful business.

In our Effective Strategic Leadership program, you will learn proven strategies for successful leadership.