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 people, and business advice from top CEOs and entrepreneurs.

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

  • Strong Leaders Focus on People, Not Policy

Most organizations pay far more attention to strategy and execution than they do to what their people are feeling and thinking when they’re asked to embrace a transformation. Resistance, especially when it is passive, invisible, and unconscious, can derail even the best strategy. That is why transforming a business depends on also transforming the individuals involved.

Read more here:  https://hbr.org/2018/06/leaders-focus-too-much-on-changing-policies-and-not-enough-on-changing-minds

  • Reading List for Successful People

People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they’re also often voracious readers. This article contains 22 excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives.  (I’ve read 3 out of the 22—can you guess which ones? How about you?)

Read more here: https://www.inc.com/christina-desmarais/22-books-anyone-who-wants-to-succeed-should-read.html?cid=sf01001

  • Business Advice from Top CEOs and Entrepreneurs

Business owners seek advice from many sources including colleagues, mentors, business coaches, peer groups, and even family and friends. It takes confidence, passion and drive to achieve success. Here is a collection of wisdom from 14 prominent CEOs and entrepreneurs who have experienced many ups and downs throughout their careers.

Read more here:  http://www.businessinsider.com/entrepreneurs-share-best-advice-2017-1#marissa-mayer-yahoo-ceo-4

Owlthena is a terrific resource for business owners when you have a challenge that is too confidential to discuss with your existing network. If you need an expert listener to help you work through a business challenge, you can schedule an Owlthena session with me. I am looking forward to working together to find a solution for you.