Arbinger UK – Launch of Outward Mindset Online

An important day for us at the Arbinger Institute (UK). We are proud and excited to announce the launch of ‘Outward Mindset Online.’ Drawn from the experience of our clients worldwide, based on 800 hours of client interviews, Arbinger has created a Netflix documentary-style learning experience, that’s ideal for online and virtual leadership and team development. Designed to strengthen resilience, alignment and collaboration in the face of disruption and distributed working. We think the production quality is awesome and the learning is compelling. Click here …read more »

As some people missed the offer, my best-selling book is FREE for one more day on Amazon TODAY, Wednesday 8 July ONLY

We recently offered my best-selling book, Vital Conversations, FREE for 4 days to download on Amazon.  We have been contacted by several people since advising that they missed out so we have decided to offer it for FREE  again for one more day and you can download it via Amazon TODAY ONLY. The links to download the free UK and US Kindle versions of Vital Conversations are below: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004U6JBLE (Amazon UK) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U6JBLE (Amazon US) For 17 years Alec Grimsley has been developing and supporting leadership teams to …read more »

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: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004U6JBLE (Amazon UK) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U6JBLE (Amazon US) For 17 years Alec Grimsley has been developing and supporting leadership teams to face into their most challenging conversations. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alecgrimsley 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 – https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004U6JBLE US download – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004U6JBLE 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 »

Will psychological safety and mindset be the silver bullet for organisational transformation in 2020 and beyond?

As we enter 2020 and the beginning of a new decade, will there be a silver bullet that enables leaders to navigate the challenges and opportunities that lie within their disrupted industries? Over the coming weeks, I will pen a series of articles exploring how ‘Mindset’ builds or reduces psychological safety and the influence that has on a leaders ability to play their part in creating a culture that supports transformation at pace. An organisation’s greatest enemy Unless you’ve had your head in the sand …read more »