Yearly Archives: 2015

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 […]

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Leading Human Resources 2016

Leading Human Resources will provide the everyday leader with the information, skills and processes required to lead and manage our most valuable resource – our people. Throughout this program you will follow the life cycle of a new staff member from recruitment and induction, to training and development, performance management, through the counselling and disciplinary […]

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Think! Leadership 2016

Think! Leadership is about assisting leaders and their teams to think differently, to challenge the status quo and to see a bigger and better picture for the future. Leaders of the future must master the following three areas: They must be thought leaders, constantly changing the way they think and behave They must understand how […]

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Leadership By Design 2016

Leadership By Design has been tailored to individuals and teams that are looking to change the culture, the attitude and the behaviours within their workplace. This program covers the most challenging and exciting issues facing today’s contemporary leaders, and will leave you with a renewed mindset and a revitalised positive outlook about people and culture. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Leaders With A Life 2016

Leaders With A Life has become one of Australia’s most exciting and relevant leadership events. This world-class, national and international conference provides delegates with the energy, ideas and inspiration needed to make the leap from good to GREAT! The Leaders With A Life conference presents two full days of unforgettable presentations from, nationally and internationally […]

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Stop The Guilt

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 […]

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Focus!

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 […]

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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 […]

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