With spring on it's way, I know that "spring cleaning" and change is in the air for many people. The hope pinned to vaccine roll-outs, spring following winter, opening up of economies and the winding down of restrictions with the 'roaring 20s' stretching out ahead of us brings with it much energy and also uncertainty. I have experienced the duality of relief, excitement and some crippling anxiety in the past week with all of this change seeming to arrive at once, which I will come to.
We have some exciting news to bring you in a coming soon edition about what the spring will be bringing for us, but not wanting to wait I wanted to start with a spring clean of the newsletter. I have been looking at who of the 1,100+ subscribers to this newsletter have been opening these newsletters, and what you have been reading and clicking on (its less creepy than it sounds) and it has become patently clear to me that first and foremost you are looking for value when you decide what to open in your inbox. For some that value seems to be the nuggets of information about handling and facilitating change, for others it seems to be about getting involved and making a contribution.
Having done some experimenting since the Autumn about what content seems to be valuable to you, on reflection I have come to some promises to guide this and future editions. Editions will be:
- Respectful of your time - by sharing my insight and staying focused on answering questions about the changes that lead practically to thriving people, places and planet and how leadership and culture play a crucial role in that. (You can give me feedback on valuable this email is right at the bottom - your time and attention is precious)
- Intimate, honest and sharing what I am working on, loving and struggling with
- Create opportunities to contribute and for you to be reflected within it
So, let's get started!!!