Leadership

Make A Decision Any Decision

Make a decision – any decision!

This week I have had to deal with a situation outside of the workplace that had blown way out of all proportion, all because the people involved procrastinated for years on making decisions. The statements– we are just about to do that, or, we will do that when something else happens, or, we can’t do […]

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Love What You Do!

Love What You Do!

This article was taken from the February edition of Proteuslife magazine. Recently on the blog, I wrote an article entitled ‘Get out if you hate it,’ which was inspired by countless numbers of people I have interacted with that not only disliked what they did and where they worked, but they actually hated it. Without oversimplifying things, I […]

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National Business Leader Award

Hello disturbers. It is with great joy and humility that I advise you all that the Optimistic Disturber, this week at Star Casino in Sydney, was presented with the award for: Best Business Leader at the National MyBusiness/Action Coaching Awards. I really am thrilled, especially when I know that getting disturbed enough to make change […]

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Reinventing Yourself And Your Organisation

Reinventing Yourself And Your Organisation

This article was taken from the August edition of Proteuslife magazine. When we hear the word reinvent, it conjures up all sorts of thoughts and emotions, but usually people think that it means to completely change who we are, what we look like and what we do. In some situations all of these things will need […]

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Exceptional Is The New Black

Exceptional is the New Black!

Over the past months I have had the privilege of travelling around Australia presenting on Exceptional Is The New Black to over 1500 breakfast attendees. It is a topic that is very close to my heart, as I believe the changes that are happening in the marketplace will demand nothing less than exceptional in the […]

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Breakfast Brisbane 2013

Insight around Australia

Hello Optimistic Disturbers, I am sitting in the lounge at the Brisbane airport heading back to Melbourne to speak at the Proteus Leadership breakfast at the Crown on Thursday. The last couple of days have been an awesome experience as I got to share some of the insights around living and leading with insight, to […]

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What Are Life Eyes?

What are Life Eyes?

Life eyes are the eyes that everyone has, which, when opened can look beyond the obvious and experience the unknown. I guess the closest thing that I can relate Life Eyes to, is having insight. Some people have it and some people have very little idea about what is happening around them, apart from what […]

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The Leadership Circus

The Leadership Circus

The importance of someone to direct the show and take us on this incredible journey is so essential I was sitting on the balcony of an apartment in Perth overlooking a large strip of lawn where people were participating in all sorts of sporting activities. It seemed like out of nowhere that a line of […]

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Stepping into the Unknown

“Plan to step into the unknown because that is where life’s growth hormones are stored!” I am a great believer in setting clear goals for our lives. Goals that will make us better people and improve our knowledge and skills; but sometimes even goal setting can become monotonous and mundane. So I want to take […]

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