Management Incorporated (LMI) one of the world's largest
professional development organizations, is here. And
fronting its Indian operations is Hiru Bijlani, management
consultant, conventions man, and occasional author.
LMI, which was set up in 1966 by management expert
Paul J Meyer, is active today in 60 countries and
provides training in 18 languages. It has its own
independent research wing that studies human behaviour
says Bijlani, offers five programmes - effective personal
productivity, effective selling strategies, effective
management development, effective personal leadership
and effective supervisory management. He claims that
they are relevant for top management as well as entry-level
also tailors the programmes to suit individual organizations
and the specific responsibilities of the people being
Both the employees and their superiors are present
while the programmes are designed and five key objectives
or 'smart' goals - specific, measurable, attainable,
real and tangible - are set.
says that LMI is so confident of the programmes that
it offers to refund the fees paid if a client is not
satisfied half-way through the course. A pragmatic
decision given the fact that the course fees ranges
from a whopping $7,000 to $14,000 per head per programme.
Bijlani, as general director, is the sole LMI representative
in India. But he expects to develop 20 more facilitators
in a year's time. According to him, LMI having trained
employees at 60,000 companies world-wide in three
decades, should have a smooth sail in India. So he
is, predictably, quite optimistic about his new job.