LMI: A Globally Franchised Organisation Incubating Strategic Successors In Building Sustainable Organisation

Ashok Thussu,Executive Director

Ashok Thussu

Executive Director

Considering that the Indian economy is suffering from a sluggish sub five percent GDP in current years, it’s high time for the organizations to adopt effective leadership training programs, instead of talent scouting, to fuel better succession plans. However, many leadership programs are transactional in nature; they deliver knowledge & create awareness, but when people go back after such programs, there are very little changes. Amidst them, LMI, a Mumbai-based globally-franchised organization operating in 23 locations in India & 86 countries worldwide, offers programs that are process-based & transformational in nature, and hence repeatable. Breaking the barriers of conventional program designs, it moves beyond ‘what-to-do’ and is more into showing ‘how-it-is-done’.

Unlike most leadership programs that struggle to deliver any kind of RoI on the L&D spends, LMI produces significant & visible change as the process, content and importantly, the extensive tools help participant discover individual areas of change. Ashok Thassu, Executive Director, LMI, proudly states, “We have the process to deliver measurable RoI and that is the reason 70 percent of our business comes from reorders. The change in participant sustains over a large period as they learn smarter ways to work.” This sustainable change not only bridges the gap between expectations & execution but also cements the growing lacunae of the potential & performance among the leaders whether they are small
business owners or managers of medium & large organizations.

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Dr. Hiru Bijlani, Master Licensee, LMI, avers, “The process is battle tested as millions of people have done the program and is unique as it customizes itself to individual gaps through the very extensive toolsets.” For instance, its Total Leader concept builds leadership in layers It starts with Effective Personal Productivity (EPP) program, which, over nine and a half day sessions (allows for application of ideas & produces experiential learning), implants core leadership values and creates a leaner, self-motivated, highly organized & optimized individual who works with and through people to become a role model that people want to be like. EPP takes them through an extensive journey that empowers them to do more easily in less time and creates huge positive behavior shifts that sustain.

The process is battle tested as millions of people have done the program and is unique as it customizes itself to individual gaps through the very extensive toolsets

The next levels are Personal Leadership (EPL) – aligning the persons strengths, passion & focus; Motivational Leadership (EML) – a key for employee engagement; Strategic leadership program (ESL) – helps people move away from operational thinking into strategic thinking and is very powerful for strategy execution. Yet another unique offering of LMI is Leadership for Women, specially designed for women leaders to help them achieve their potential. Every topic is curated to be extraordinarily impactful yet learner-friendly and is updated constantly. The programs are also available on LMI’s learn platform using G2M or Zoom, which manages the content delivery, tools, assignments and the sessions.

The best part is LMI focuses on specific business & personal outcomes, rather than mere learning outcomes. All programs set up 3-4 months horizon live projects that deliver better than normally expected results often amazing the individual as well as the organization. Meanwhile, its mid-term and final assessments along with a session-wise feedback system measure the participant’s attainments, changes & results.

Commenced its journey in 2016, LMI India achieved an astounding 25 percent growth in the last financial year. Ashok adds, “We have not even scratched the surface of the immense opportunity. We want to keep touching lives and make a difference to larger spectrum of audiences.”