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We All Need More Insight!

Hi everyone,

Ever since I took on the responsibility and privilege of establishing and running a national Leadership company, I have been asked this question, over and over again - “what is the key to having leadership success?”

That has always been a simple answer for me. To be successful in any role, or in fact in life, we need to demonstrate high levels of insight. The problem is, that because we live in a fast-paced ever-changing world, we often have to react rather than view the situation through the eyes of insight.

My formula for insight is simple - Hindsight + foresight = Insight
Look back, look forward and then decide.

But living with insight is not simple. It requires many things of us. Firstly, we must have a high level of compassion and care. Then we must take the time to just watch and observe with no hidden agendas.

Insight also requires us to act bravely when we observe something that needs to be addressed, both good and bad.

Some years ago, I wrote a book on Insight called Life Eyes, where I explained the difference of living our life through our natural eyes, and living through eyes of Insight, where we look right through a situation to find out what is really happening. That is when we can truly address the reality not just the obvious.

So, my challenge this week is to start practicing your insight.

Stop, watch, observe and act, based on what is really happening, not what is seemingly happening.

You will be amazed at the better decisions that you make and how life actually opens up as you begin to see past the noise to what is really happening.

Give it a go and diffuse those difficult situations around you while also seeing the good in people and situations that often gets swamped by busyness and noise.

Join me at my Living With Insight Breakfast in November.

Have an awesome week of living with insight.

Des Penny
Co-CEO & Founder

Proteus Leadership


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