Optimus Seventh Generation Blog
Chronic unease can be described as the opposite of complacency where a state of constant wariness towards the management of risk is present. As researchers Dr Laura Fruhen and Professor Rhona Flin stated "to be wary is to be ready for the unexpected". They said the presence of chronic unease in leaders is the key to maintaining a safe working environment. Chronic unease is about showing a healthy scepticism towards…
Optimus has recently supported a Client to develop their Health & Safety culture by equalising the topic of health with the topic of safety. More often than not, the moment someone mentions Health and Safety there is a likelihood to talk solely of Safety. Should we take the topic of Health off the agenda? Some might think that conversations around Health will only talk of how much water you should…
Legend is a word that is thoroughly overused however very occasionally we are lucky enough to be influenced by one. On 3rd June 2016 we lost a true legend. I wanted to share some thoughts I had when I was reflecting on the impact that Cassius Clay, Muhammad Ali had on me. We work in the business of change and see and hear limiting beliefs on a daily basis, based…
A client said to us the other day that they liked how we recruit and develop graduates compared to the traditional graduate programmes many companies have. I’m the first graduate Optimus recruited four years ago to start what is now known as the Project Support Team. Every year, as the business has grown, we have taken on another graduate to build our team of five. Unlike traditional graduate programmes where…
8th April 2016

Rules of Engagement

What gets you engaged? For me it is when someone speaks about something interesting, new and that would benefit me in some way ... just being honest! This is exactly what I aimed to do when in conversation witha group of leaders at a recent Step Change in Safety event on Workforce Engagment. Workforce Engagement is a topic heard by many, but how many understand it? When I say understand…
12th January 2016

Disney and Me

I have two big passions in life, firstly I want to make a difference to each and every person I come in contact with in my role as a Trainer with Optimus Seventh Generation  and secondly I love to travel to Walt Disney World and love all things Disney - Thankfully Optimus helps to make each of these happen.  Ever since I attended the Disney Institute workshop on Leadership and…
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