Please could you help me to help other people – My best-selling book is free on Amazon today and until Friday 26 June

In these challenging and stressful times, we are all needing to look after our key relationships and are likely to face difficult conversations. Please could I ask you to post this on your LinkedIn page so we can help as many people as possible. The links to download the free Kindle version of the book are: (Amazon UK) (Amazon US) For 17 years Alec Grimsley has been developing and supporting leadership teams to face into their most challenging conversations. Our goal is …read more »

We are making one of our best selling books free during these challenging times

Free to download at Amazon from 23 June to 26 June 2020: UK download – US download – At Optimus, given these challenging times, we have been wanting to do more to help others, and where possible at no cost to them or their organisation. So, after many emails back and forth, Amazon has agreed to make our best-selling book ‘Vital Conversations’ FREE to download between Tuesday 23 June through to Friday 26 June.   It feels like the right thing to do as right …read more »

The importance of genuinely validating others in the new world of remote working (2 min read, and worth it ?)

Let’s blend the ingredients of an extended period of remote working with the relentless uncertainty of how COVID-19 will impact the fundamental areas of our lives, including job security, finances, and our loved ones. It’s a recipe for insecurity and stress. From an early age we have been seeking validation, we looked into the eyes of our parents or carers and scanned for verbal and non-verbal cues that we were “Okay”, “Seen”, “Loved.”  Oprah Winfrey, who across 5,000 episodes interviewed over 20,00 personalities including presidents, …read more »