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 rethinking the to-do list, strategies for overcoming a lack of charisma in leadership by Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, and the value of conversations.

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


Why High-Performers Don’t Use To-Do Lists

The conventional wisdom has always been that to be productive, we should make ourselves a to-do list and cross off items that we have completed. The new thinking on the to-do list is that they are not an effective organizational tool at all and they often cause us to focus on the least important tasks for the sake of being able to cross items off the list.

Click here for tips:  https://medium.com/swlh/why-high-performers-dont-use-to-do-lists-5d298045444d


Spotify CEO Shows that Leaders Are Not Born, They Are Made

When we think of leaders, we tend to think of charismatic people with outsized personalities that inspire everyone around them. However, some business leaders, including Spotify’s CEO Daniel Ek, don’t quite fit that mold and need to adapt to be successful.

Ek describes himself as having “zero charisma” and has identified the weaknesses in his leadership because of it. He has some valuable thoughts on how to overcome a lack of natural leadership qualities.

Read more about Daniel Ek:  https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/spotify-ceo-how-i-learned-to-lead-with-zero-natural-charisma.html


The Value of Conversations

Digital technology has changed the way we all communicate but especially in the business world. Communicating with colleagues is now frequently done through email, texts, and instant messaging, replacing many phone calls and face-to-face conversations. While technology is helping businesses communicate faster and more efficiently, there is still tremendous value in communicating directly either in person or over the phone.

Read more here:  https://www.regus.com/work-us/why-its-good-to-talk/


Owlthena understands the value in conversations—and being listened to by others who understand. If you have a business challenge that it would help you to talk about, consider scheduling an Owlthena session today.