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Care for each other

Care for each other

I was sitting in plane high flying over the Nullarbor Plains on my way to speak at a breakfast in Perth. It never ceases to amaze me how the world has changed from the early days in business where doing such a thing world take a week of planning. Now I am about to do it weekly for a month.

But what about the other things that have changed in business that we now take for granted? The computer, the mobile phone, the iPad, cloud technology etc etc. Now I know this sounds like an old man speaking, but the reality is that most of these things are less than twenty years old and they have changed our worlds.

So what next?

People all around us are realizing that it is not things that have to change anymore, but us! We almost need to relearn how to communicate and how to interact with each other. We need to relearn how to care for each other and show compassion; not pity but real compassion that is helpful but also honest.

So, how about we spend one day next week out of our technological, driven bubbles and take some time to really care for someone or some situation.

The irony is that it will do us more good than the receiver!

Get Disturbed!


Des Penny


Proteus Leadership is one of Australia’s premier leadership training and development companies. Proteus Leadership provides leadership courses and management training to a range of industries and assists organisations to build positive workplace cultures, implement change and Create Great Leaders. Proteus also facilitates a range of world-class management courses, workshops, conferences and events across Australia and beyond with the sole purpose of bringing leaders together to connect and grow.

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4 responses to “Care for each other”

  1. Julie Heddle says:

    What a fantastic point to make! Even though my workplace in Edcuation is one of caring and sharing, it is way to easy to neglect maintaining the relationships with our colleagues and the community. It is so much easier to ‘flick’ an email (what terrible terminolgy in itself!) than it is to walk down a corridor to find the answer to a question or enquire how someone is doing. Even personlly I have to admit that I often text my parents because ‘I don’t have time’ to talk to them. Well next week my pledge is to walk down the corridor, and to RING my parents!!

    • Des Penny says:

      Hey thanks Julie that is awesome. Maybe you can start a trend in your organisation? Even if you don’t it will be great just for you. I am going to take up your challenge and also talk to my team more and talk to my kids more this week.

  2. James says:

    Cracker post Des! There’s an excellent book called ‘Love Works’, written by CEO of Hershen Home Entertainment, that expands on what you brilliantly articulated here… Thanks, JK

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