Leadership Is Always A Choice

5 things worth sharing: Focusmate, a new online course, weekly insights, my best August article, and where I stole the title of this email


Here are 5 things I thought were worth sharing with you this month:

1 - Can you reach a “flow” state on demand? Yes. With Focusmate, a virtual coworking platform that helps you get things done. I used to believe that I had to wait for inspiration to show up to get things done. I was wrong. Thanks to signing up for this tool, August was one of my most productive months.

2 - I am pleased to announce another free-to-attend & paid-recording online course:

Strategic Narrative Essentials For Entrepreneurs: mobilize the right talent, customers, and investors with your leadership. Details here.

If you are wondering where to start to build your strategic narrative, join us for 90 minutes on Thursday, September 15th, at 9:00 Pacific Time. Can’t make it? The video recordings and the material will be available after the session for USD 100. Check out the details and register here.

3 - After publishing a new article seven days a week for a year, I decided to shift gears to leave more time on my schedule for other projects. I am currently publishing three times a week, usually on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday-ish. I also syndicate my content to more platforms like LinkedIn, Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter. If you’re not receiving my 3-time-a-week insights yet and want to get them in your inbox, click here to start receiving them. You can, of course, unsubscribe at any time.

4 - People following me on LinkedIn seemed to have enjoyed How To Respond To Leadership, one of my latest articles. A client situation inspired me to write this piece, which I framed as a mini guide. Why do I focus on leadership? Building a strategic narrative IS an act of leadership, not something your marketing or communication department does—more on this in my book.

5 - Saving the best for last! The title of this email is stolen from a great source of leadership inspiration: Leadership is ALWAYS a Choice: Tools for action when leading in a hot mess, the latest book of my dear colleague, client, and friend Rick Torseth. This book is a guide for people interested in diving deep into the practice of mobilizing people. Rick wrote it with authenticity, simplicity, and warmth. It reads fast and without BS. I truly enjoyed it, and I recommend it.

Thank you for reading.

PS: you’re getting this email for one of the following two reasons:

1 - You have signed up for my email list already.

2 - It’s been a while since we connected. So, I thought that sending you this monthly “sign of life” would be meaningful to you. But if you don’t like it, absolutely no worries, please let me know. I won’t do it next time. "It's easier to ask forgiveness than it is to get permission." - Admiral Hopper.


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