Workplaces, teams and organisations are communities. Given the time and energy (physical, emotional and mental) that we put into our work, it’s not unreasonable that we want our workplaces to be healthy, meaningful and supportive communities. And in the best companies, this is the case. Recent surveys consistently highlight community or ‘camaraderie’ as one of the five key dimensions of […]
Just imagine right now that you have been asked the very simple but somewhat confronting question, “what is your story?” How would you respond? Would you be coy and dismiss the question? Would...
Someday, the current leaders won’t be there and someone else will need to fill their shoes. It might not be soon, or it might be very urgent due to demographics, turnover or organisational...
What do you do with your hands when presenting? Some people gesture too much, some don’t gesture at all. Here’s Dr. Louise Mahler on congruent gestures.
It is easy to judge people on their extrinsic markers i.e. academic scores, net worth or social status. However, gauging softer traits such as will or attitude is much, much harder, and takes one-on-one contact,...
Here’s a great video with Tom Wujec on the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, tape and a marshmallow.
In this video Joanna Lord of Seomoz shows you 10 ways to gather more feedback from your customers.
Inside This Edition
- Leading With Integrity - by Des Penny.
- Moving From Old School to New School Leadership - by Richard Dore.
- The Leadership Measuring Stick - by Dr. Alan Zimmerman.
Proteus Life Magazine
Proteuslife is a quarterly magazine produced by Proteus Enterprises p/l. The magazine covers the life of the Proteus team but also looks at contemporary leadership and lifestyle initiatives through articles and advertorials.
Meet The Proteus Team
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Founder In 1993 Des Penny left a senior executive position in Human Resources to establish Proteus Leadership across Australia and to inspire and create great leaders. Now an author, motivational speaker, blogger and a recognised entrepreneur in his field, Des is passionate about the team he has assembled to help him...
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“Second-Curve thinking comes hard when times are hard. In business it may mean competing with yourself, even cannibalising your existing product. Do it instead when times are good: before the downturn.” Charles Handy is an octogenarian (born in 1932), author of over 15 books and a social philosopher. In 2001 he was ranked second behind Peter Drucker, in a...