What are you doing Saturday morning?

Each Saturday morning, take 15 minutes to focus on you and your growth as a leader. In exchange for joining us each week (by email – example below) we share thoughts and ideas about leadership that have emerged during individual CEO and executive sessions. Your time is valuable and these could be the best 15 minutes of your week.



The New Leadership NormalThe New Leadership Normal is a leadership mindset with a number of specific leadership techniques and approaches. This weekly email is about the mindset and specifically your continued development as a leader.

 

BusYness – Back-to-back meetings, strategy development, planning, fire-fighting, personnel issues, your own life balance. You’re BUSY.

We all need a quiet moment to attend to ourselves. We need to fight the Mom & Dad Syndrome – you know, we take care of the kids first and ourselves last. It’s the same for leaders.

Saturday morning, for about 15 minutes, when the busYness subsides can be your time. It doesn’t have to be Saturday of course, it’s an email.

Each message contains items to focus on during your activities in the following week. And, I’m here for you. Just hit reply and I (a real person) will respond.

Expand the FAQ items below. We hate SPAM and want you to be completely comfortable with how we treat your email address and how things work.

  • Why Saturday morning?

    Our email to you is delivered very early Saturday mornings so it’s available when you have quiet time without any meetings or looming deadlines. We picked this time because it’s a great time to work on you. Most save and review the emails so obviously you can engage with the message whenever it’s convenient for you.

  • How long is the email?

    Each weekly message is between 400-500 words. It’s a quick read. Approximately two minutes. The reason we ask you to take 15 minutes is to allow you to think about the message and how to integrate the actions into your upcoming week.

  • What’s the frequency?

    Just once per week. We have other ways to connect like The New Leadership Normal blog, and a special LinkedIn group, where we announce tools available to you, but only if you choose those interactions. So, we don’t use the Saturday Morning email to sell you stuff. That’s not the point. In the email we may refer to something we’re doing but it’s just a link you can click or not click as you choose.

    New subscribers may see a couple extra emails at the beginning. I don’t think you’ll mind though. They usually involve giving you something useful.

  • How do you choose the content?

    These messages are written personally by me. I interact with leaders every week. We discuss leadership in the context of changes and innovations they are leading and how they are running their organizations. Their concerns come up and we work to solve them together. If these concerns seem consistent with what others like you may experience as a leader I’ll use that experience to choose the topic for the week. Other times the subject comes from you and your questions.

  • Do you really reply?

    Yes, absolutely. If you want to share your experience, situation, tell me you love the message, or even if you want to tell me I’m all wet, I love it. Saturday mornings are a time to hang out with you and other leaders. I cherish that time. So, of course you get a reply directly from me. Now, if it’s Saturday afternoon and I’m on the golf course it may take a couple hours but you will hear from me.

  • Will the email get through my corporate firewall?

    We use MailChimp to generate and send the message. They do a pretty good job of making sure the message is as spam language free as possible in order to get through most spam filters. It’s a good idea though to do whatever you have to do to ‘whitelist’ me (jcan AT corpchange dot com) and the message so your systems accept the message.

An example of a Saturday Morning message:

Saturday Morning Capture