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Can you Do and Lead at the same time?

Hi everyone,

The answer is a resounding YES!

In fact, if we don’t, we lose contact with the real world. Yes, we must get our hands dirty and lead at the same time, but we must not cross the line of doing because others won’t, or to rescue.

You can be one of the team but remember you are also their leader and there is a line that should not be crossed otherwise you create a culture of dependency and/or of disempowerment.

However, there is no stronger transference of skills and attitude than when a leader simply leads by example. Showing people how to do something absolutely trumps just telling them.

We are often told that we should work on our business and not in it. Sorry, but I disagree – you can do both as long as you do it for the right reasons and take people on the journey with you.

So, if you are feeling guilty about being hands on – then don’t, it is how we stay relevant.

Have a great and productive week.

Des Penny
Co-CEO & Founder

Proteus Leadership


Welcome To The Proteus Team
Brett Hopkins “Hoppo”

Brett Hopkins (Hoppo) has joined our SA/WA team this week and we are thrilled to have him on board. Brett will join our Sales team and work with the rest of the group to build our business across our Central/West Region. Welcome Hoppo!


Emerging Leaders Face-To-Face Program
Back In Adelaide

We are excited to announce that one of our most popular programs is about to be conducted face-to-face again in SA: Emerging Leaders (2 days). This program will run at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

We know this program will fill quickly because you have been asking for it to return, so, register yourself and your team now before sold out.

Emerging Leaders (2 days)
Adelaide - 23 & 24 November

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Client Services Position – Adelaide

If you would like to join our amazing SA/WA team also in a Client Services role, then click on the link below to apply.

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Hello I Am Korrine!

Covid has meant isolation and believe it or not many of our team have never met face-to-face. This week Korrine Jones from QLD travelled to our Melbourne office to meet some of the VIC team for the very first time. While she was there, she delivered our Leadership Speak multi-session program, at the City of Stonnington.

Click on the link below if you'd like to know more about this powerful program.

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Creating A Positive Culture
Virtual Workshop


Next program: 13 September. Filling fast!


Creating Positive Cultures is about giving people the skills and permission to destroy dysfunction, kill off negative influences and the space for all your positive people to shine and thrive.

Culture is all about your behaviours, it is what to do. So great leaders and workplaces don’t allow their culture to happen by default, they design it together by agreeing to operate above the line in a positive, professional and proactive way.

This allows for a psychological safe space to innovate, stay relevant, to fight clean to develop resilience, gratitude and a growth mindset, while giving staff permission to call people out on any toxic behaviours.

This results in a self-regulating culture where people celebrate achievements while creating great relationships, products and services.

  • Creating, leading and modelling great cultures
  • Staying positive and understanding the importance of recognition
  • Moving from entitlement to responsibility
  • Dealing with miserable people and ‘fighting clean’
  • Leading a robust, no-whinge and solution-focused culture
  • Helping your positive people to shine


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