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Certified!

Written by Tuesday, 16 July 2019 00:00
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Certified!

As you know, Dina is passionate about building courageous leaders in our workplaces and community.  She is excited and honoured to be a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, offering further knowledge and expertise to your organisation. 

#What’sGoingOn?

Written by Monday, 27 May 2019 00:00
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#What'sGoingOn?

We’re so energised by the work that we’ve been up to and the work that is ahead of us.  WE know we’re at our best when we’re exploring courage, leadership, teams, self with you.  Hope you’re energised too.

 

Dare to Lead:  As Dina’s expertise in courage grows, she continues to seek collaborations to learn with others.  She’s excited to let you know that in mid-June she is headed to San Antonio, TX, USA to be accredited by none other than Brené Brown in Brené’s Dare to Lead program.  This accreditation will mean that in addition to her own knowledge and tools, Dina will be able to integrate the expertise and tools that Brené has developed into her own work on Leading with Courage. 

From 2018 to 2019

Written by Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00
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From 2018 to 2019

From 2018 to 2019

1.  What do Google Year in Search 2018, Strengths and Positive Practices have in common?

For at least the past 5 years, Google has been releasing a short video which highlights what we, as a common humanity, searched for most in the previous year; Google’s Year in Search 2018 can be found here.  

In 2018, we, the world, searched for good– good things in the world, how to be a good citizen, how to be a good singer, what makes a good role-model, and more.

As I watched this short 2-minute video I reflected on my VIA Signature Strengths which are: 

  • Love of learning
  • Love
  • Fairness
  • Honesty
  • Bravery
  • Curiosity

I started smiling from approximately 8 seconds into the video and my smile just kept getting bigger and bigger.  I have now watched this clip at least a dozen times and knowing there is so much love and care in the world keeps filling my heart. 

Not being familiar with all of the experiences in the video, my love of learning and curiosity were piqued.  For example, I didn’t understand why the athletes were crossing their arms over their chest.  I have found out that this is known as the Wakanda Forever Salute and has been inspired by the movie, Black Panther, whose core philosophy is “With great power comes great responsibility.” 

As I was reminded of the rescue of the soccer team from the caves in Thailand and watched the young boy/superhero delivering meals to the homeless, my strengths of bravery and fairness were awakened.  As a result, I reflected on my own brave acts of 2018 which were most often driven by my strength of fairness.

Merry Christmas and a Courageous 2019!

Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00
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#Merry Christmas and a Courageous 2019!

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A SAFE, PROSPEROUS & COURAGEOUS 2019 FROM THE INSIUM DALMATIANS!

(AND A NOT-SO-BIG SAINT NICHOLAS)
Each year, insium chooses to make a donation to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital.  Lort Smith is the largest not-for-profit animal hospital in Australia with over 60 vets and 80 nurses.  Built on its current site in North Melbourne in 1936, its founder Louisa Lort Smith was passionately committed to caring for the animals of poor and disadvantaged people. 

The hospital has 11 wards including an Exotic and Native Wildlife Unit. Its Adoption Centre cares for animals undergoing medical treatment and also provides shelter, adoption and fostering services for abandoned and relinquished animals.

#What'sGoingOnNow?

Written by Sunday, 21 October 2018 00:00
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#What'sGoingOnNow? 

#What'sGoingOnNow?

The year is fast coming to a close but there's still a lot to be done!  This newsletter focuses on what has been, where this is leading us, and what is still to come!

insium's Courage Questionnaire

Monday, 09 July 2018 00:00
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#CourageQuestionnaire

An invitation to participate in insium’s
Courage Questionnaire (CQ)

 
As part of insium’s workplace initiative, “Leading with Courage,” insium is excited to launch the Courage Questionnaire (CQ). 
 
The purpose of the CQ is to gather data about workplace courage.  The purpose of this posting is to invite you to participate in the questionnaire which can be found at this link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/workplace_courage
 
Please be advised that participation in this questionnaire is completely voluntary and anonymous; it will take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete. You will have the option to receive the subsequent report, having access to informed data about workplace courage.

If appropriate, it would be greatly appreciated if you might share this message with your network please.

If you have any questions about the Cor would like to learn more about workplace courage, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
Thank you for your support.
 
Best regards,
Dina (@CourageChick) & Geoff

#What'sGoingOn?

Written by Monday, 02 July 2018 00:00
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#What'sGoingOn? 

#What'sGoingOn?

As we come to the end of Quarter 2, there is so much going on!  We are continuously energised by, and grateful for, the work we are able to do with you - developing authentic leaders, building high performing teams, embedding wellbeing in your organisations, and providing the right balance of encouragement, support and challenge to our coachees for continued growth.

Whilst we have lots to share with you, our focus in this newsletter is predominantly courage ... because in addition to the above, we've had the great fortune to work with you specifically exploring and developing courage.  We also want to share a recently published article with you about self motivated employees.

 

Leadership Attributes - Courage, Empathy, A Scout Mindset &Wellbeing

It's almost the end of Quarter 1 and much has taken place!  During this first quarter, we have been inspired by many.  We've been inspired and energised by leaders who are sharing their perspectives on courage, and we've been inspired and learnt from the work of others ... and we would like to share our inspiration with you.

insium's Interviews with Courageous Leaders

Written by Thursday, 08 February 2018 00:00
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A question on courage
 

In a world of constant disruption and mounting tension, it has never been more important to be courageous and to have courageous leaders across politics, business, government and community.

2017 insium Client Survey - Thank you

Sunday, 07 January 2018 00:00
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Feedback from our 2017 Client Survey

Once again, we're grateful to those clients who took time to provide feedback via our annual client survey.  We are extremely humbled to see that 100% of respondents consider their experience in working with us to be "Excellent"; we are grateful for the opportunity to work with you.  Additionally, 80% of respondents also consider us to be "Much better" or "Somewhat better" than our competitors.  We're energised by this fantastic show of support for what we do.