Name: Garry Cutler
I found that interactions with team members is so much easier now when using the tools such as the feedback log are concerned. Time management is also a great win for me, I now use the imperative/important lists every day and find I am achieving more as my day is more focussed. For me the greatest win/win was the setting of goals and focus goals. Focus goals make it so much easier to break down the larger daunting tasks into smaller achievable tasks while keeping me on track.
Name: Karen Stones
I enjoyed the course as it helped me to understand that for the most part I do most of the things identified in the material. Those areas that I did not naturally do, such as focus on high payoff activities and delegation of duties is now coming with practice and has resulted in me having more time in my day to focus on stakeholder management
Name: Carl Munro
Certain things like dentists appointments and car servicing which I have been putting off for years finally got done once I committed myself to achieving that goal
Name: Quan Vo
The fact that the course was confronting. The assignments made us review our behaviours and our habits in order to identify the relevant development needs and changes we require to move forward.
Name: Joshua Qwek
The most enjoyable aspect of the course is the ability to interact with other participants, sharing about their experiences and challenges, getting immediate feedback from the wealth of experiences of the moderator. It also provide a lot of useful tools and techniques that can be used in practical way.
Name: Crede Harrison
When I started this course I felt the engagement of my staff was quite low, their motivation was low and their stress levels were high. Since then I have incorporated a variety of new ideas that I have gained from the course and I have managed my team into a positive and more involved team who look after their own work load rather than me having to look over their shoulder to ensure that they are doing the right thing and are proactive in improving their work environment, which has made them happier to be at work.
Name: Mark Haynes
Massive improvement using time management techniques, especially around management of email, using the imperative/important prioritisation process and the identification of high payoff activities. Workshops very enjoyable and worthwhile. Using goal setting techniques have also helped a great deal on a personal level. John is an excellent facilitator and was imperative to the success of the course. I enjoyed the practical nature of the exercises. I believe that what you put into this course is proportional to what you get out of it.
Name: Gavin Mackrill
The course reinforced a lot of what I already do but it was good in getting me to overcome some personal “weakness” in my own habits and ways of doing thing.
Name: Will Appleford
Best thing about the course: the broad variety of people in the workshops, their varying levels of skill, knowledge and experience with issues in the workplace. These workshops really rounded the whole experience for me and it was great to hear the different viewpoints of everyone there, as it made the content that much more relevant. It was good to get the theory and then go out into the workplace, carry it out in practice and then come back and talk about it. I haven’t been on any other course that offers that balance of theory with practice and feedback. Measureable results: 11 hours a week more spent on my HPA’s. Just knowing what my HPA’s are and how I usually spent my time were big wins and offered me a baseline from which to improve. Goals accomplished: improved motivation of others, improved communications with others, improved personal time management, improved levels of delegation within my team.
Name: Will Appleford
I thought I understood something of team culture and the management of change but I realise now I probably knew just enough to be dangerous. This course gave me a good footing in the basics of these subjects and practical ideas on what to do with it.