I walked down the city mall in Melbourne a couple of weeks ago to the sound of Jingle Bells blaring from a department store and my brain was tempted to go one of two paths. 1. Where did this year go? Why are they playing Christmas Carols so early? I am so busy. I haven’t… Continue reading Look Ahead!
Hi Disturbers, I always thought that I was a fairly brave person, except when it came to snakes, spiders and MRI scans, but I have been challenged more than ever of late to not just talk about being brave, but be brave. There is a huge difference! So, if you want to step out and… Continue reading Being BRAVE!
This article was taken from the November edition of Proteuslife magazine. Everyone loves to dance; it’s just that some people can and some people can’t! Although it’s fun watching people who can’t dance, try, it is simply exquisite when you see a person who is trained and has mastered the art of dance, perform. What… Continue reading The Leadership Dance
For over 20 years, Des Penny has been speaking to leaders and organisations across Australia, challenging them to take their thinking and their performance to the next level. As one of the most respected keynote speakers in the industry his mission is a simple one: to help people find a better way! To find out more or to discuss topics and… Continue reading Speaking Engagements
Another year almost gone! Sure, but rather than comment on how time goes so fast these days, let’s focus on what we learned over the past year so that we can appreciate what all of the hard work was about. Over the past month I have been faced with many challenges. Firstly I hit the… Continue reading A Millstone or a Milestone – your choice!
Recently I had the privilege of attending a great conference on the future of leadership. There were several reasons that it was great. Yes some of the speakers were great, but the best bit was that I was not running it and could just sit back and reenergize myself. So many interesting things were said… Continue reading Stop The Guilt!
We have spent our whole lives building and creating habits to help us cope and survive, to help us protect ourselves and to help us to get ahead, but what happens to us when everything we have built is being challenged and deep down inside we know that we need to let go of those… Continue reading Sometimes we need to let go!
I apologise to all my BLOG followers for the length of time since I posted my last BLOG, but I decided to take some time out and head overseas for 3 weeks. It was a magic time, but I also couldn’t wait to get home to the greatest country on earth. While I was away… Continue reading It’s tough being different!
This article was taken from the August edition of Proteuslife magazine. I remember as a child going to my Grandparents farm just outside of Adelaide in South Australia and right across the lounge room wall was a line of plaster ducks, all positioned in perfect unison, with a definite leader and a row of followers.… Continue reading Leading The Future – Getting all your ducks in a row!
Stand up for what you believe in, but don’t expect everyone to agree with you! If you are waiting for everyone to agree with you then you will die a very slow death. In fact, my view is that if people do agree with everything you do and say, then you are possibly not challenging… Continue reading Stand Up For What You Believe In!