Welcome to the latest issue of What’s Hot Wednesday for Business Owners, your news briefing from the expert listeners at Owlthena.

We have some great information to share this week including a podcast from our president which discusses redefining how we measure professional success, the value of having a “challenge culture” in an organization, and a simple stress relief strategy.

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

Podcast: The Big Rethink

Our president, Niki Fielding, recently sat down with Susan Michel of Glen Eagle Advisors to record an insightful podcast called “The Big Rethink.” The discussion centers around the shift in the definition of professional success from being strictly financial prior to the Great Recession to now include other personal factors and values when defining success. Listen to their discussion here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h7qz2-997069


Former Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Talks About the “Challenge Culture”

Former Dunkin’ Donuts CEO Nigel Travis has a unique approach to driving workforce engagement. In a recent book, Travis discusses how he implemented the challenge culture which encourages people in an organization to challenge from all angles and encourage pushback in a civil way. He believes his approach will lead to better employee buy-in, find better solutions, and create a culture that people like working in.

Read about his philosophy here:  https://chiefexecutive.net/former-dunkin-ceo-nigel-travis-challenge-everything/


A Simple Stress Reliever

We all have ways to relieve stress in our lives. Some of us exercise, some meditate, and some like to relax with a good book. One of the simplest ways to relieve stress that you’ve probably never thought about is humming. While you may not feel comfortable using this strategy when others are around, it can be a great way to decompress after a tough day.

Learn about the science behind this strategy:  https://www.inc.com/wanda-thibodeaux/this-might-be-simplest-scientific-way-to-get-rid-of-stress-youve-ever-heard-of.html?cid=readmoretext_ab


We hope you enjoyed this What’s Hot Wednesday. Please reach out if you think an Owlthena listening session would be helpful to you as the person running your show, and have a great rest of the day!