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What’s Hot Wednesday September 18, 2019

More good biking this past weekend, and I’ll be heading down to South Carolina on Sunday for a week in Charleston to attend the Entrepreneur’s Organization’s “Nerve” conference. No What’s Hot Wednesday on September 25th as I’ll be in workshops and meet and greets all...

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What’s Hot Wednesday September 11, 2019

We’re well into September—how’s it going for you? I’m rediscovering the joys of biking and the weather is supporting my excitement. The biggest wow is all the cool places I’ve discovered that I blew by countless times when driving. Makes you rethink perspectives, for...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 28, 2019

I hope your summer has been truly wonderful and provided opportunities for growth, reflection, and renewal. Mine certainly has. I’ve been restructuring my core business, Digital Brand Expressions, to better allocate my time between it and Owlthena, which is newer and...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 21, 2019

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time for What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, Owlthena’s weekly e-briefing to help keep you abreast of the changing digital marketing options available for your company. Are you or your employees making other employees cry?...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 14, 2019

I had such a great weekend last week and am looking forward to this one coming up; which I’m planning to make a 3-dayer to try to squeeze in all the summer I can. The Owlthena team and I thought it would be fun for this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 7, 2019

How is your summer so far? I’m getting a lot done during the week and enjoying the weekends too. Last weekend I was at a polo match at Tinicum Park in PA, just across the Delaware from Frenchtown, NJ. Had a lot of fun and was thankful to the friend who thought to...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 31, 2019

I hope you’re having a great week. I’m getting a lot done and feeling very productive. There’s a bit of a theme to this week’s stories--see if you can see the pattern. And the Do Good Spotlight for this issue focuses on an organization that’s a little different from...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 24, 2019

I hope the 100° plus temps are behind us and that the rest of the month brings lots of outdoors fun. In the meantime, we’ve got this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners for you: How are you building trust in your company? Is your trustworthiness felt by...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 17, 2019

Well, we’re half-way through the summer, how does that feel? I hope 2019 is being good to you and that you’ve got lots of great opportunities coming your way. Here’s this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners; I hope these stories spark some good insights...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 10, 2019

I hope you had wonderful 4th of July and that the rest of the weekend was great too. Mine was filled with family, friends, and fun, what more can I ask for? This week I’m sharing a few stories that got the entrepreneur in me firing on all engines, and the featured...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 3, 2019

I hope you have great plans for tomorrow and that you can turn the 4th into a long weekend. In the meantime, here are stories that caught my attention this short week I wanted to share with you: This blog post by Dr. Rosina Racioppi talks about factors that hold women...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 26, 2019

Well, I was enjoying the weather until we went all hot and muggy again! Time to hit the beach! But wait, we still have the rest of the week to wrap up. Here are a few stories I wanted to share with you before we get to the weekend: Is there a perfectionist streak...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 19, 2019

I hope your week has been great so far.  Here are a few items we found to help spark new ideas for improving business and how you get things done: Is there a way you can apply “organizational analytics” to your business for better employee retention? This article from...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 12, 2019

I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine of the season. I’ve been enjoying long walks and outdoor swimming and I must say, they’re wonderfully refreshing. I hope this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners is equally refreshing. Here you go: Have you considered...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 5, 2019

How’s your week going? Mine has been good, lots of interesting reads prompted some new thinking for me. Sharing some of them below, hope they spark new thinking for you, too: When’s the last time you looked at your benefits program from the employee perspective?...

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What’s Hot Wednesday May 22, 2019

For the business owner in you, here are several stories and ideas to get you through this week: From Aytekin Tank of JotForm, “The New Rule of Effective Leadership” talks about the transition from autocratic management to an approach that meets the four key needs of...

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What’s Hot Wednesday May 15, 2019

I hope your week has been happy and productive. Here’s your What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners brief for this week: As a company leader, are you interview ready? When the media comes calling, do you know your moves? Here are some good tips—I learned a few...

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What’s Hot Wednesday May 8, 2019

I hope you’re week is going better than the prop team on Game of Thrones. This week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners brings you an article about a growing trend to eliminate small talk, tips from 50 Women Presidents Organization leaders, and rethinking...

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What’s Hot Wednesday May 1, 2019

Lots of good reads this week for my fellow business owners as we hit May head on: This piece by Kasasa on their Community Rising blog does an excellent job of defining and explaining the various generations we talk about (often incorrectly) as marketers. For a great...

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What’s Hot Wednesday April 24, 2019

How is April treating you? I hope it’s A+++! To help keep you thinking “new, better, different” this week’s briefing links to a Fast Company piece seeking to define “middle class,” suggests how to apply design thinking to your customers’ journeys, gives a shout out to...

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What’s Hot Wednesday April 17, 2019

How’s your week going? I hope this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners stories and our Do Good spotlight on the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen’s work to feed the hungry inspire you in all the right places. I love this Insights article on Ogilvy.com by Rory...

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What’s Hot Wednesday April 10, 2019

We’re celebrating an anniversary today! Owlthena turns one! It’s been an exciting year for us all as we pioneer a whole new approach to helping business owners regain the clarity they need to do their thing. Thanks to all of you who’ve tried Owlthena this past year....

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What’s Hot Wednesday April 3, 2019

Can you believe we’re half-way through the first week of April? To help you through the rest of the week, I’ve got an article on building successful teams, a sharing from an Owlthena client on how her session helped her, and a quick read on building resiliency. And I...

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What’s Hot Wednesday March 27, 2019

How are you doing so far this week? I hope you’re feeling strong about how your prioritizing and moving through this week’s adventures! Today I have three stories to share: one on the power of urgency, another on clear and creative thinking, and a third on how people...

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What’s Hot Wednesday March 20, 2019

This week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners shares three articles plus an added new feature, Not for Profit Spotlight, that showcases a charitable organization that we think deserves to be on your radar. Our first spotlight shines on Room to Read. This...

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What’s Hot Wednesday March 13, 2019

How’s your week going? Mine is going well. We have several new clients at Owlthena’s parent company, Digital Brand Expressions, this year, and one of them is OKU, an innovative device/app/community builder that is all about healthy skin. They launched this week at...

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What’s Hot Wednesday March 6, 2019

This week I’m starting What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners with this quote: “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”  C.S. Lewis Speaking of changing things, I created Owlthena to help change how...

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What’s Hot Wednesday February 27, 2019

Here are a few stories that have the Owlthena reflecting and sharing this week that we think you’ll like too: From Fast Company, it’s the 2019 list of the 50 most innovative companies. Seriously, this is a list you won’t want to miss. Lots of food tech, apps, and...

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What’s Hot Wednesday February 20, 2019

This week the Owlthena team is talking about trends and studies regarding personal technology and how people are engaging with content and making purchases. We’ve got an article with great statistics and perspectives from CMO.com, a Harvard Business Review piece on...

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Podcasts for Business Leaders

Podcasts are my go-to productivity booster. I’m grateful to the people who make it easy for me to hear inspirational, educational, thought-provoking perspectives that help me reframe, reset, and keep my energy up for leading my two businesses. Whether you’ve got your...

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What’s Hot Wednesday February 13, 2019

I hope you’re having a great week so far. Here’s this week’s What’ Hot Wednesday for Business Owners to help you get through Hump Day:   Is there a formula for success? Physicists think they’ve found it. Here’s an article by Jessica Stillman for Inc. Magazine where...

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What’s Hot Wednesday February 6, 2019

Well, the groundhog didn’t see his shadow so maybe spring will be early this year. Fingers crossed! In the meantime, this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday briefing for business owners shares learnings that often come late in life (a.k.a. “wisdom”), tips for increasing...

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What’s Hot Wednesday January 30, 2019

Welcome to this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners. The team at Owlthena found some great information to share on how to prepare for things going off track, advice on how to lead in crisis from Howard Schultz, and the importance of enjoying yourself while...

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What’s Hot Wednesday January 23, 2019

Here’s this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday, your news briefing from the Owlthena, the single-session coaching solution for today’s business owners. This week articles include thoughts on the value of asking for help, Oprah Winfrey’s strategy for leading effective...

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What’s Hot Wednesday January 16, 2019

Before we get into this week’s topics, I’d like to share my latest blog post titled “A New Kind of Coaching for the Gig Economy.” This post focuses on why Owlthena is a particularly great resource to discuss workplace challenges for business owners of small companies,...

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A New Kind of Coaching for the Gig Economy

Traditionally business coaches work with executives and their teams to improve communications, morale, and performance. But what if you’re a business owner with a small team, or no team at all? What if you’re an active participant in the gig economy, managing the...

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What’s Hot Wednesday January 9, 2019

Welcome to this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners. The team at Owlthena has found some great information on following through with resolutions, the joy of missing out, and public speaking skills as keys to professional success.   Following Through on...

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What’s Hot Wednesday December 19, 2018

Welcome to this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners. The team at Owlthena found some great information to share on improving your work-life balance, leadership advice from an NBA superstar, and empowering employees to make effective decisions.   Improve...

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What’s Hot Wednesday December 12, 2018

Here’s this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday, your news briefing from the Owlthena, the single-session coaching solution for today’s business owners. This week articles include thoughts on the value of keeping your ego in check, Inc. Magazine’s list of most influential...

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What’s Hot Wednesday December 5, 2018

Before we get into this week’s topics, I’d like to share my latest blog post titled “The Fastest Path from Agh!#@! to Ah-Ha.” This post focuses on the innovative approach we at Owlthena take to helping business owners work through challenges and opportunities that...

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The Fastest Path from Agh!#@! to Ah-Ha!

Experts agree that most of us benefit from social support, and business owners are no exception. Many join peer support groups such as Entrepreneurs Organization (EO), Vistage, Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and Ellevate “squads” for the opportunity to share...

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What’s Hot Wednesday November 28, 2018

Welcome to this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners. The team at Owlthena has found some great info on building a positive team, becoming more productive, and finishing the year strong before hitting 2019.   Building a Positive Team The benefits of having...

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What’s Hot Wednesday November 21, 2018

This week, the Owlthena team is sharing interesting insights about the value of exercise, a lesson in taking responsibility for failures, and a guide to navigating conflict:   CEOs See the Benefits of Exercise The benefits of consistent exercise for our physical...

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What’s Hot Wednesday November 14, 2018

Before we get into this week’s topics, we would like to share a recent blog post on how Owlthena is different from traditional executive coaching. This post focuses on the time considerations. Now to this week’s topics…articles on unleashing the power of the...

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What Makes Owlthena Different from Coaching?

The short answer is, it’s not really coaching… But because Owlthena is a brand-new, category-creating resource for business owners, the best way to explain it right now is to call it a type of “coaching.” While traditional coaching is great for helping us work through...

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What’s Hot Wednesday November 7, 2018

Welcome to this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners. The team at Owlthena found some great information to share on managing distractions when working from home, assessing your performance as a manager, and perspectives and advice from a successful...

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What’s Hot Wednesday October 31, 2018

Before we get into this week’s topics, we wanted to express how grateful we are to our clients for giving us the opportunity to work with them since our launch back in April. We are excited to see them experience the benefits of our single-session executive coaching...

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What’s Hot Wednesday October 24, 2018

This week, the Owlthena team is sharing interesting insights about the value of humility in leadership, the key to being an effective communicator, and the benefit of having a business mentor. Read below to see what Owlthena is talking about this week:   Humility in...

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What’s Hot Wednesday October 17, 2018

Here’s this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week, we found some interesting articles to share including news about the cost of hiring toxic employees, leadership lessons from Google, and...

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What’s Hot Wednesday October 10, 2018

Here’s this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. We found some valuable information to share this week including articles about maintaining human connections in a digital world, leading with...

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What’s Hot Wednesday October 3, 2018

Welcome to this week’s edition of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. We have some great insights to share this week including a new podcast that explores business failures, using flexibility to improve...

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What’s Hot Wednesday September 26, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. We have some great information to share this week including a podcast from our president which discusses redefining how we measure...

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What’s Hot Wednesday September 19, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. We are excited to share some recent articles we found interesting including how to deal with change, the value in being agile as a CEO,...

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What’s Hot Wednesday September 12, 2018

Here’s this week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert, single-session listeners at Owlthena. This week we’re buzzing about eliminating time wasters, a lesson in emotional intelligence by Trader Joe’s, and how to resolve...

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Owlthena: Clients Are Loving Us!

It’s been very rewarding launching Owlthena. This all new, category-creating business service was a year in the making before our soft launch in April. We’ve been getting the word out that this new form of executive coaching is now available to business...

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What’s Hot Wednesday September 5, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes rethinking the to-do list, strategies for overcoming a lack of charisma in leadership by Spotify CEO Daniel...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 29, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes tips on re-energizing yourself, the biggest mistakes bosses make according to LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, and...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 22, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes tips for getting the most out of your day off, a lesson in leadership from Bill Gates, and ways to improve...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 15, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes tips for managing stress, Fast Company’s list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2018, and...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 8, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes information about managing the balance between work and the other aspects of your life, laws of success...

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What’s Hot Wednesday August 1, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes information about maximizing your productivity, this year’s list of the most creative people in business,...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 25, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes information about the importance of sleep to productivity, strategies on staying focused, and the value in...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 18, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes information about four qualities that great leaders possess, lessons on emotional intelligence from Elon...

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What’s Hot Wednesday July 11, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes information about utilizing meditation as a way to increase focus, the story of an entrepreneur who refused...

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Leading in a Transactional Business Environment

In the past, businesspeople built relationships of value by being consistent, reliable, and by delivering on what was promised--and then some. In return, companies and the people in them had a sense of building momentum: with each other, with suppliers, with...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 27, 2018

Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena. This week’s edition includes information about strong leaders focusing on the people in their organization, a reading list for successful...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 20, 2018

This week’s edition includes information about training your team members to be leaders, the process of learning from failure, and the surprising power of questions. Read below to find out what the Owlthena team is buzzing about this week: Training Your Team To Be...

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What’s Hot Wednesday June 13, 2018

This week’s edition of What’s Hot Wednesday includes information about how major US companies are boosting their risk-taking tolerance, the expanding concept of focus for leaders, and four questions to ask yourself when you have a big decision to make. Read below to...

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When Is Owlthena a Good Option for Business Owners?

As business owners, there are various reasons we hire business coaches and consultants. Sometimes we recognize a behavior in ourselves that we want to change, other times we want to change the behaviors of someone on our team. We may even want to change how our entire...

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The “Why” of Owlthena

Simon Sinek is known for getting businesses to articulate their “Why.” Why does the business exist? Not the mission statement, not the values proposition, not the positioning, but Why does it exist, what is its purpose? So let me tell you about Owlthena’s Why… As a...

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