Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

Comment: Andrew Henderson, Tel 03 9822 1301 Mob 0412 355 519

Know your people better in 2012, managers told

Make the best of your resources and know your people better are listed among Leadership Management Australasia’s New Year resolutions for workplace leaders and managers.

LMA today released a report on 5 Key New Year’s Resolutions to Increase Your Performance and Productivity as well as a related report 5 Key Leadership Management Issues from 2011 to Drive Success in 2012 based on the company’s ongoing L.E.A.D. (Leadership Employment and Direction) Survey.

LMA is a 39 year-old leadership and management development company servicing 70 locations across Australia and New Zealand. LMA has worked with over 115,000 people in small and medium organisations, large corporations and government departments.

The big issues that surfaced for organisations in 2011 are:

  • Job Satisfaction
  • Staff Turnover
  • Skills Shortages
  • Generational Disharmony and
  • A rise in the importance of Human Resources Management

(For complete report, view:

LMA Chief Executive Officer Andrew Henderson said with these big issues now clearly on the radar, the onus was squarely on leaders and managers to take a serious look at each issue, think deeply about the potential for the issue to impact on their organisation and develop specific plans to address each issue.

“Failure to address these critical issues will have a detrimental effect on the success of an organisation in 2012,” he said. “Planning relies on reflection, to look back to identify what has worked and what hasn’t.”

LMA’s New Year Resolutions for leaders and managers are:

  • Make the best use of the resources you have
  • Get to know your people better
  • Lead everyone to focus on goal setting and High Payoff Activities (HPAs)
  • Communicate, communicate, communicate
  • Eat the ‘elephant’ one bite-sized chunk at a time

LMA suggests that by committing to these resolutions in the form of written goals, with small bite-sized action steps, that are regularly reviewed, leaders and managers will be able to generate higher performance and greater productivity in their organisation in 2012. (For complete article, view:

“Don’t let another year of great but unfulfilled intentions go by … start now to set your goals for the New Year!” said Mr Henderson.


Issued by: Graeme Willingham GWPR 03 9660 5541 [email protected]

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Know your people better in 2012, managers told



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