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 assessing your productivity.

Read below to find out what the Owlthena team is buzzing about this week:

Re-energizing Yourself to Prevent Burnout

Many business owners feel there is not enough time in the day to get everything accomplished but there often can be diminishing returns on those extra hours worked. Instead of focusing solely on the time we spend working, it’s more important to think about how to keep ourselves and our teammates invigorated, motivated, focused, and delivering results.

Click here for tips:  https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidsturt/2018/08/13/burned-out-at-work-3-ways-to-re-energize-yourself-and-others/


LinkedIn CEO Shares Biggest Mistake Bosses Make

In a recent interview with CNBC, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner compares the biggest mistake most bosses make with a baseball manager leaving the pitcher in the game for too long. He explains that it is the job of a manager or boss to determine when an employee is underperforming, and he stresses the importance of handling it in a timely way.  Failing to do so is the fault of the manager, not the employee.

Read more about his interview:  https://www.inc.com/minda-zetlin/linkedin-ceo-jeff-weiner-firing-dealing-with-struggling-employee-compassionate-leadership.html


Assessing Your Productivity

Business owners and employees alike often feel overwhelmed with obligations at work and home, and being productive is an important way to manage these feelings. In order to be productive, you need to reduce the amount of time spent on getting through the small stuff that clutters up your life and hone your skills at more effectively dealing with your colleagues. The following article provides an assessment to gauge your productivity followed by a feedback report that will offer some practical tips on how to improve.

Take the assessment here:  https://hbr.org/2018/08/assessment-how-productive-are-you

As an expert listening service, Owlthena can help our clients gain clarity on how to deal with business challenges and make each day productive for you and your team. If you need an unbiased resource to help you talk through a tough challenge, feel free to schedule an Owlthena session today.