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 Musk’s recent Twitter misstep, and the importance of letting others speak first when you lead an organization.

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


  • Four Qualities of Great Leaders

Business leaders are challenged every day to inspire people to trust and follow them and to commit to putting 100% effort into a larger purpose. According to Peter Bregman in this July post in Harvard Business Review, effective leadership requires four traits leveraged simultaneously…

Read more here:  https://hbr.org/2018/07/great-leaders-are-confident-connected-committed-and-courageous


  • Elon Musk’s Harmful Twitter Attack Is a Major Lesson in Emotional Intelligence

Even well respected leaders make occasional missteps. Recently Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who is generally considered to have high emotional intelligence, engaged in a public Twitter feud that caused people to question his judgement.

Read more here: https://www.inc.com/justin-bariso/elon-musks-harmful-twitter-attack-is-a-major-lesson-in-emotional-intelligence.html

And here’s a bonus: take this short quiz to see if you lead with emotional intelligence: https://hbr.org/2015/06/quiz-yourself-do-you-lead-with-emotional-intelligence


  • Exceptional Leaders Let Others Speak First

When leaders hold their opinions until others have had a chance to weigh in, it gives everybody else the feeling they have been heard and the leader gets the benefit of hearing what others think before making a decision. It is a win-win for everyone, which leads to better decision making and better morale within an organization.

Read more here:  https://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/exceptional-leaders-never-speak-first-neither-should-you.html

And remember, at Owlthena we pride ourselves on being expert listeners to help you work through complicated situations. If you need a different perspective, we encourage you to schedule an Owlthena session.