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 Leadership

A recent column in the Wall Street Journal reported the virtues of being a humble leader include inspiring close teamwork and increasing learning and teamwork among employees. With all the benefits of humility, the Harvard Business Review explored why more leaders are arrogant rather than humble. A primary reason for this is often humility seems to be at odds with ambition.

Learn more about the importance of balancing strength with humility as a leadership quality: https://hbr.org/2018/10/if-humility-is-so-important-why-are-leaders-so-arrogant

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Key to Effective Communication

Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has sold millions of books to what some would consider unlikely audiences because he has a unique ability to connect with them when he writes and speaks. Although it may seem counterintuitive to many, Tyson believes the key to communication success is to keep your sentences short.

Read more about Tyson’s communication philosophy: https://www.inc.com/carmine-gallo/how-an-ancient-writing-tool-helps-astrophysicist-neil-degrasse-tyson-explain-complex-ideas-really-simply.html

 

The Value of Having a Business Mentor

A recent study found that although very few small business owners had a mentor when they were starting their business, those who did reported overwhelmingly that the mentor had been vital to their success. Mentors help business owners see things from multiple perspectives and are a trusted resource to bounce ideas off.

Read more about the value of mentoring here:  https://smallbiztrends.com/2018/10/importance-of-mentors-in-business.html

 

As the above article mentions, time can be the biggest barrier to cultivating a relationship with a mentor. At Owlthena, we recognize the importance of having resources outside your company with whom to share your thoughts and gain clarity on challenges. Unlike traditional coaching, with Owlthena’s one-session approach, you get a conduit to clarity without a long-term commitment. Feel free to schedule an Owlthena session today!