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Get A Life!

Hi everyone,

Someone said to me recently while looking at how seemingly busy I am running a national and international company, “you don’t really have a life, do you?”

My response was immediate and direct. Yes, I have an amazing life – I just don’t have yours!

You see, what we fill our lives with is completely up to us. It would be so dull if we all lived the same life and didn’t express our individuality and talents or chase our own dreams.

So, I got to thinking about how incredibly fortunate I was.

Four amazing children, nine incredible grandchildren and the best partner ever. I get to run a company that inspires and equips people every day to be better and different. I get to travel etc. etc. I would call that an amazing life.

So, we need to stop, often, and just take stock of how incredibly fortunate we are in life. Sure, we all have battles and hard times, but there is usually a way through.

Happiness is a responsibility – not a right! Only we can make it happen for us.

We also need to be careful not to view someone else’ life through our lens, because we don’t see deep enough into their situation to fully understand how they feel.

So, to that person, thank you for making me stop and review who I am and how my life works, because what I found was just how much I love what I do and the relationships that I have within my life.

Have a great week.

Des Penny
Co-CEO & Founder

Proteus Leadership


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  1. Interactive workbooks which allow participants to immerse themselves into a truly engaging experience.
  2. Virtual break out rooms are used to allow participants to work in smaller groups to complete activities and discuss workshop ideas.
  3. World-class facilitators who are dedicated to helping people change their behaviour and actions.
  4. Inspirational and practical content that can be used immediately.

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Making Decisions That Matter
Virtual Workshop


Time is running out to register in this this powerful workshop.
Next program 16 March - REGISTER NOW!

Poor leaders are indecisive leaders. Great leaders make decisions and then back themselves, their people and the outcomes. They continually make insightful judgement calls to act, with the right intent and for the greater good.

Simply put, great leaders make great decisions.

However, making continual strategic and tactical decisions can be daunting as they come with risks and can be fraught with self-doubt that can lead to procrastination.

This workshop will decode leadership decisiveness and help you to use both creative and critical decision-making tools and templates. Here you will gain the confidence to make innovative decisions that matter and result in success.

  • Why decisiveness is critical to leadership credibility
  • How to utilise the creative and the critical thinking stages
  • Establishing your leadership intuitiveness for critical decisions
  • Building in risk and failure as a part of success
  • Learning how to stay in the question
  • Maximising decisions using De Bono’s ‘Six Hats’ model


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