Effective Personal Productivity

It’s not just about getting more done, it’s about understanding what activities deserve your valuable time and which do not

The pace of modern life makes it tough to get everything done, which leads to frustration and procrastination. Without a clear plan, doing nothing becomes the easy option with less done every day.

This programme will improve your ability to plan, organise and make more effective use of your time. You will learn to devote time to high-payoff activities and delegate tasks less worthy of your time.

Your need to be more effective and more productive will be realised through the techniques and learning we will share, which has been shaped by more than 50 years of people development success.

We will not train you but develop your skills to new levels. Your time management will improve and you will have the skills to build more productive teams through empowerment.

Effective Personal Productivity helps key people within organisations:

  • Become highly organised and effective in their own area of day-to-day responsibility.
  • Set and track personal and team goals, manage priorities and hit project deadlines.
  • Improve delegation and communication skills, ensuring the right work, is done the right way, by the right people.
  • Identify areas for continual improvement in and outside of work and implement strategies to maintain a healthy, well-balanced life.
Expert coaching & facilitation
Course manual & additional materials
Planning tools & templates
Personal support throughout the programme

"Our Sales Manager was the first to go on this programme and he immediately made some changes which led to significant improvements in performance of the sales team. Since then, myself and five others from HBT have enrolled on this course. The programme has helped us prioritise, improve internal communications and has helped me to delegate more effectively so I can focus on the strategic development of the business. I wish we'd done this years ago!"

Zamurad Hussain

Managing Director, HBT Communications)

"The team here at Focus has just completed the productivity course, and I must say what a breath of fresh air. I can recommend this to anyone who would like to be more productive in both Business and personal life, it really does make a difference!"

Robert Dunkley

Focus Ceramics

6 steps to better productivity

Effective Personal Productivity is made up of 6 carefully designed lessons, each of which opens the door to significant productivity improvements.

What’s productivity?

First, we help you understand what productivity is and how to benchmark your own personal productivity.

Recognising the rewards of improving productivity, we will help you change your attitude to planning and goal-setting, as well as identifying and utilising high-payoff activities to get more done.

Managing time

Improving your self-image, whilst developing personal and organisational goals is the focus of the second lesson.

Once you understand how the goal-setting process works and the power of written goals, you will learn to find time to plan and set goals, as well as learning the power of affirmation and visualisation. 

Controlling priorities

This lesson will show you how to set priorities in all areas of life to help restore balance. You’ll learn to deal with interruptions, handle emergencies and drop-in visitors as you become ever more efficient and productive.

We’ll also show you how to manage communications and importantly, you will learn how to say no.

Communicate better

Improved productivity requires effective communication and we’ll show how to empathise with others, clarify with questions and listen for the total message.

You’ll learn tips for speed reading, writing for impact and communicating with groups, whilst using technology efficiently and effectively.

Team empowerment

For those with teams to make more productive, you’ll learn to overcome the fear of change and embrace the benefits of empowerment.

Again, we will explain how to change attitudes and how to develop teams through effective delegation and the different levels available.

Team productivity

Finally, you will learn how to create a learning environment, to help get the most from your team.

We’ll show how to instil positive expectancy and demonstrate strategies for training, combined with efficient procedures to ensure any team will increase productivity.

Ready to improve your productivity?

You know what’s in the programme and the benefits on offer, here are the details you need to help you take this important step.

How long?

There are 6 lesson review workshops, each lasting 90 minutes, which take place either weekly or fortnightly, plus 1:1 pre & post course meetings.



This programme is coached 1:1 either at takes place at your premises or in an alternative, mutually-convenient location. You choose.


Effective Personal Productivity is designed for those interested in improving their own and their team’s productivity, whether a first line manager, team leader or director.


We will always discuss with organisations the issue of effective support for those who attend this workshop and we recommend the full Making of a Champion programme wherever possible.


As well as the group workshops, full 1:1 support is provided for all delegates throughout the programme, with any questions answered and guidance given. A post-course review meeting is included.


All of this valuable insight designed to improve productivity and effectivity of any individual who undertakes the entire programme is available for just
£2,500 + VAT per person.


Mick and Amber-Rose from Instalcom completed the LMI Effective Personal Productivity programme. Hear from them in their own words about the impact it has had on them and the business.