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Course: COLCM
Name: Paul Scenini

Primarily, I would like to say that my attitude towards what can be achieved and thinking what the limitations were, that I placed on what could be achieved have undergone a radical change. Being able to complete my Win Win goal was a major event and accomplishment that I am pleased to have as a permanent part of our procedures that help achieve an outcome of learning and better productivity for the department and the company as a whole. The Course was enjoyable and interesting and the facilitator was friendly and human. There was always time for addressing the varied situations we faced and were always made relevant to the course which we all took something from. The tools provided in the way of ideas of information logging are practical, user friendly and understandable to the user and the subject. All in all, it was a worthwhile course that I appreciated being able to take part in.


Course: COLCM
Name: Dino Melchiorre

The course has made me become more at ease with people. communicating with the different types of personalities, I have become better organized in production requirements.


Course: COLCM
Name: Guido Meloni

I feel that my whole attitude has changed, I love giving positive feedback to my team. After completing each module and leaving the class I felt inspired and motivated. I learnt how to manage my time better and make use of tools such as feedback logs and daily record sheets


Course: COLCM
Name: Edgar Sismaet

Before LMA was introduce by HWT, I wanted to enrol to do any schooling, but because of shift work rotation it was difficult to attend most classes. I am grateful for the organization to introduce LMA giving me that opportunity to improve myself in the roll I am holding. During the course of LMA it was a another opportunity to work with other Team leaders from different department and different shift where you get to know how they tick and what make them tick. previously our relationship was I am maintenance and they are production. Now we work hand in hand to assist each other to tackle, achieve and solve, any issues/problems from both side of the department where ever we maybe. I got to complete my project knowing that my manager and stakeholders gave me the helm and full support to achieve it. Now, I am fired up to do more project for continuous improvement in the work place in fact, another one is on its the way.


Course: COLCM
Name: Adam Dellar

I really enjoyed completing the challenge of leadership course, frontline management. Adrian managed to take a rather hesitant group of individuals and slowly turn their negative and slightly concerned attitudes into surprisingly above the line and positive, can do attitudes. The setting of fortnightly focus and business goals displayed the ease that challenges can be achieved when one uses the smart goal method. The flow on effect from the course has been evident with employees that are not even undertaking the course talking about some of the key phrases, such as “keep it above the line”, “tell me about it”. A number of the tools such as development and motivational plans will be instrumental in helping form our new teams that are about to be formed. We have now all had the chance to learn as a group and have a combined understanding, even though we come from all parts of the business we now have a better understanding and knowledge of each areas constraints, strengths, weaknesses and challenges. Together we can now strive to improve the businesses productivity and the attitudes and skills of our fellow team members.


Course: COLCM
Name: Glenn Krepp

I’ve learnt how to handle people better and how to manage my time to be more productive


Course: COLCM
Name: Allan Leahy

Better delegation


Course: COLCM
Name: Jarrod Loughlin

Most recognizable change amongst the group is the change in attitudes towards the company – learning – above the line approach always positive. Handling difficult situations


Course: COLCM
Name: Trent Reynolds

This course enabled me to take a look at myself, how I handled certain issues at work, how I conducted myself, how I was utilising my time. My communication was poor, my goals and expectations of team members wasn’t clear, I was letting certain individuals waste my time and others. With the help of Adrian and the skills and tools learnt from completing the course I have been able to achieve the following: Confront problematic people that were making life hard for me at work, causing downtime and interrupting others. Become more organised, plan my work and the work of my team members. Take on a lot more responsibility in my role, grow my knowledge. Communicate better with team members and other departments. Utilise my time on the most important aspects of my job instead of wasting time in low payoff tasks. Improve my relationships with people I work with. Grow my confidence in my role and improve my attitude (I actually like coming to work these days).


Course: COLCM
Name: Paul Reed

I am now in a position to effect change, to see, not just from my perspective but the perspective of others in my team as to what is required to assist with the ever changing environment that we work in. The best achievement for me was being in a position of support, assisting and encouraging team members to take on new rolls and to be a part of their upskilling.


Course: COLCM
Name: Gary Catterall

Completing Projects and becoming more confident. Learning in a team environment, were I am able to interact with other team leaders from across departments on a personal level, getting to know them more. Interacting with my team members more and more on a daily basis, providing them and myself with a learning environment therefore improving both their and my morale, during some trying times at the HWT.


Course: COLCM
Name: Simon Firth

I have now got more tools at my disposal for dealing with a vast range of issues that will no doubt pop up with the transition to 4 presses. I learnt to use my time management skills to maximise my worth to the company as they benefit from a organised structure. I realised the full benefits of the course may not come into play straight away, but no doubt by being more prepared I feel more confident in my skills as a team Leader. Both Adrian & Simon conducted a fantastic course considering that it was and uphill battle from the start to change the mindset of us all – Job well done guys…..


Course: COLCM
Name: Adrian Gatti

Being able to set goals and change the way we do things. Having the company’s backing to implement a change like our workplace project inkdrop. In the past if it wasn’t our managers idea it wasn’t good enough, they are encouraging us to come up with better ways to do the job and listening more.


Course: COLCM
Name: David Sampson

goal setting


Course: COLCM
Name: Eadmon Beteramia

I enjoyed the workshops. Comparing notes with colleagues from other departments was quiet advantages.


Course: COLCM
Name: Ingrid Bambra

Doing this course in our current climate I thought in the beginning was nuts, how do we try to encourage change, or get any input from the printers. I felt like every time I wanted something done I either did it myself or I had to have an argument with the printer first before I got the Job don
e.( very stressful on a daily bases.) I was really not enjoying my job. I think the course was at a perfect time for me, it opened my eyes to the fact that I was making it a hard job. The course taught me to organize myself and prioritise my task and delegate jobs where I can. Focus goals, I love the fact Adrian asked us every class what our focus goals were. He got us into a routine into setting them .what a wonderful tool, it not only helped me at work but it made me more organized at home.This always felt like wonderful little achievements. Building my team was one of my big goals even though I didn’t get a lot of time with them I think I gained a lot out of it, I believe trust was built through communication ie, toolbox meetings, team meetings, briefings. I delegated more work to them and I didn’t micro manage them they took on the tasks gladly, I trusted them to do the work. I made sure I gave my crew feedback on anything that needed to be followed up. I make sure to see and talk to my crew every time I’m in but working on another press or shift. Even though our teams are changing I feel I’ve had a practice run and will only improve from the experience. 5S was our team project a very big task, very difficult to introduce in the current climate. We managed with a lot more input from the floor than we expected. We tried to introduce it team by team so they could take ownership of it and understand the importance of it. I believe everything that I have been involved in with teams and 5’s I have been a part of laying down new foundations for our next stage in our changing company .


Course: COLCM
Name: Barry Clerkin

There were many aspects of the course that enhanced the way I do my job, it helped me to realise that my input can have a much greater effect on the whole organisation and how my attitude and behaviour can influence on the performance of others. I can say that I have helped others to become more motivated within their role and therefore with a better feeling of worth in the organisation. The skill levels of my print team has been taken to another level with greater trust between team members and myself. We have taken large steps towards addressing improvements in systems and practices.


Course: COLCM
Name: David Miller

What a great course I thought I my struggle but no learnt al to more about myself and how to be a better manager It also gave me all the tools I need grow as a team leader . Simon was a great facilitator easy to under stand. A great listener generally a good bloke He had to put up with 20 years of culture which at time I am sure could be daunting Adrian was also a great facilitator much the same as Simon both excellent All though I didn’t have one on one contact with Peter I am sure he would be the same Well DONE TO YOU ALL And just finally thanks to NEWS giving us the means to be better leaders


Course: COLCM
Name: Geoff Blyth

we started the course in the midst of the world changing around us and were wondering if this was the best time to be doing the course, but through Simon & Adrian every second Tuesday there was a rainbow we could se at the end of the session which is a credit to them as the first half of the session was extremely negative but they could turn us around and we left felling better about so many things and strangely enough we had learnt something.


Course: COLCM
Name: Darren Farquhar

Great course for both work and home life.


Course: COLCM
Name: Sean Wilson

I enjoyed the concept and the work involved with the Workplace Project. This provided an opportunity to tackle a production problem that had been ignored for too long. The best result to take from the course is my confidence in letting team members come up with their own ideas and concepts, letting them develop those ideas and concepts, and then assisting them in their implementation. This has changed the attitude of my team, my own attitude towards my team, and has improved the results my team achieves.


Course: COLCM
Name: Neil Crocker

The people in my class were from various departments which gave us the ability to share concerns and discuss possible outcomes. Consistency of quality has been measurable with feedback from Q.C. and this is passed on to team members to keep them informed. Many small goals have been achieved and learning how to tackle projects and refocus their goals along the way has also been good.


Course: COLCM
Name: Nick Dimase

At the start of this course I really did not want anything to do with this course but as course progressed I started to enjoy it because I could see the benefits I could gain .This course has given me the tools and knowledge to becoming a better team leader a better listener and team player and most of all to engage my team in coming up with ideas and suggestions on how we can better ourselves and increase productivity Simon was a great facilitator easy to understand and a good listener if anybody needed extra time with him he was always willing to come in early or stay back Job well done Simon I thank you


Course: COLCM
Name: Peter Egginton

The workshops were quite enjoyable and educational. Win Win goals were all achieved apart from one personal which due to injury sustained I was unable to complete. Otherwise the workplace goals were of benefit to the department. Most important goal achieved was to have approx. 100 damaged rings repaired in the space of 3 months that had been sitting stagnant for 12 months. We have now organised that this repair is performed by publishing staff as well as maintenance. The knowledge and ideas taken from this course have given me new ways to perform my job and I am using delegation, planning and KPIs on an almost daily basis.


Course: COLCM
Name: Felicity Stainthorpe

I really enjoyed the connections and positivity I got from the people in my class each fortnight (especially towards the last half of the year), in such a negative environment I work in. My facilitator I think brought out the best in us and his ideas and positivity rubbed off. I believe this course has given me the opportunity to grow more confident in my connection with my peers and people I work with daily. It’s also taught me to apply goals in my life that have helped me in daily routines and to improve me as a person.


Course: COLCM
Name: Vincent Saladino

I would like to thank the LMA Team for the time and effort that has gone into creating this `First Class` and practical hands on style course. The work books and website were easy to use and CD’s a practical addition that helped me prepare for all classes. I have no doubt I will constantly refer back to the class exercise work and documentation/cd’s regularly for the remainder of my work life and beyond. Face to face class time and the enthusiasm constantly shown by our Course Facilitator and Coach became infectious (although cheesy at times) He kept the class interested and motivated throughout the duration of the course. Currently our work place faces ongoing changes and challenges, through this course we came to understand change is the only constant in the workplace and we constantly need to challenge workplace methods embracing a commitment to develop and train our personnel towards continuous improvement.


Course: COLCM
Name: Stuart Cochrane

I have learnt to trust my crew members more and we seem to interact a lot better as a result of this course. I think that I am starting to become a better manager and mentor to my team.


Course: COLCM
Name: Tony Donohue

Great
course – meaningful topics and course content and tools. I learnt a great deal that I will use into the future.


Course: COLCM
Name: Paul Maloney

The most satisfaction I gained from the course was the ability to learn new tools for developing myself and my team and putting them into action and seeing the benefits. The majority of results have begun to emerge in the form of hugely increased communication between my team and myself involving all aspects of the teams performance. Up until now I have not had the tools to open up these discussions and the knowledge and opportunity for following up on ideas the team come up with. Through these new approaches the team now know they have the ability to raise subjects and ideas and have them taken on-board.