Hi Optimistic Disturbers, Well it has been a long time since I posted on my Blog, but I have been away creating new communication options. So after this post, the Optimistic Disturber BLOG will cease to exist. In it’s place is an exciting new resource HUB that will incorporate my BLOG through a new medium… Continue reading Join Me On Our NEW HUB
Author: Des Penny
When Will Learning Learn
It Really Is Time To Get Disturbed – Lead article from the upcoming edition of Proteuslife. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler I am sure that there are many within the Learning and Development and the… Continue reading When Will Learning Learn
More For Less – Not Less For More!
Growing Your Business Through Generosity Have you noticed lately that the cost of things seems to be going up, but the value in many cases seems to be diminishing? Increasing prices are absolutely expected as production and service costs rise, but people must see a benefit from paying more. Our Australian Post Service have been… Continue reading More For Less – Not Less For More!
Every Day Is A Second Chance!
Hi Optimistic Disturbers, welcome to the next chapter of your life – 2016. So often at the beginning of the year we set new-year resolutions and with everything within us, we declare that this is the year we take those actions that will change our lives. Even though our intentions might be honourable, our minds… Continue reading Every Day Is A Second Chance!
How the world has changed – Merry Christmas!
I was cruising through Asia on a break and as the dates got closer to Christmas, decorations on the ship started to appear until it became almost a winter wonderland. They were a great conversation piece. There were very few children on the ship but one morning while waiting for coffee, a conversation with a… Continue reading How the world has changed – Merry Christmas!
Still Learning Book Now Available
Hi Optimistic Disturbers, well I have done it. I have completed my second book called Still Learning – Tales from a life in leadership. It has been a real journey and a real labour of love, as I have had to both face my own situations head on and at the same time reflect on… Continue reading Still Learning Book Now Available
True Leadership Stands The Test Of Time
This article was taken from the August 2015 edition of Proteuslife magazine. The role of leadership has changed in so many ways and yet in so many other ways, it has not. However, we seem to focus so much on the changes that have and will occur, that we lose sight of what is already working and what… Continue reading True Leadership Stands The Test Of Time
Opportunity Waits For No-one
Hi Optimistic Disturbers Well, it has now been a couple of months since I posted an Optimistic Disturber Blog and this is not because I am lazy, but because I needed to retreat from life in the Leadership Lane, as I am sure you would all understand. After 23 years of running Proteus, commencing as… Continue reading Opportunity Waits For No-one
This article was taken from the May 2015 edition of Proteuslife magazine. Over the Christmas break of 2014 I started reading the new book by Goleman entitled ‘Focus’ and although like most of Goleman’s books, parts of it were very hard work, there were also some amazing gems. Being a reflective person, I am always looking for ways… Continue reading Focus!
Just Be Kinder!
Maybe I am naive, but I just can’t get my head around how one person can actively take steps to take the life of another person – it is just not a part of my psyche. The execution of two young Australians in Bali has disturbed me greatly. Not that I agree in any way… Continue reading Just Be Kinder!