Anyone else noticing the sun is in the sky noticeably longer a month after the winter solstice? I know, I know, it’s still not long enough, but it makes me happy to know spring is two months away, not four! This week’s What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Leaders is a mix of stories that caught my attention for various reasons over the last week or so. I hope they make you think a bit, as they did me. Here you go:

  • Curious about Clubhouse? It’s a new voice-only social media service. @MauraBrandology does a great job explaining what it is and who it’s for, so take a look at her sharp summary here.

  • This is a loooong article by Jill Lepore from the New Yorker about work in the US. It’s a little bit history lesson, a little bit philosophy discourse, a little bit psychology review, and if you can stick with it, quite eye opening. Let me know what you think. Honestly, I skimmed it because, well, it’s loooong, but I wanted to share for the insights it offers.

  • You know I’m a fan of round up lists, so this share won’t be a surprise…Business Insider’s list of 35 of the most powerful women in 2021.

  • Is this the year you’re really going to try meditating more? Well, if yes, you’ve got lots of company, and this list of apps to help you, from Vogue, is wonderful. I’m also using the Hatch these days and loving that too—it helps me fall asleep to soothing sounds and tranquil lighting.
  • This article from Harvard Business Review asks if women are better leaders during a crisis and goes on to answer with results from 360° reviews. Personally, I don’t know that it’s fair to say women are universally better, but I do believe that when female and male leaders display traits that are typically thought of as feminine, as the article points out, e.g., “communicates powerfully,” “collaboration/teamwork,” and “relationship building,” everyone wins.

Do Good Spotlight: Ronald McDonald House of Central NJ

Dr. Adam Naddelman of DBE client Princeton Nassau Pediatrics is now on the board of Ronald McDonald House of Central NJ. If you’re not familiar with the work of Ronald McDonald House, let us share they are a top-rated charity that supports families going through the nightmare of having a hospitalized child. The Central NJ group is expanding their house in New Brunswick and we are more than happy to lend our support with a donation we made this week. Here’s where you can learn more and donate too.

I hope the rest of the week goes smoothly and that you stay safe as we continue to move through troubling times to better times ahead. Let me know if you want to catch up by phone, Zoom, or if we’re near each other, a socially distanced “walk and talk” in a nearby park. In the meantime, stay focused and stay strong for you and the people who count on you!