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Newsletter Issue 16

Every few weeks we send a newsletter to our subscribers with the new content we have written, new episodes of our podcast, and other interesting links we’ve found on the internet.

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From The Heartbeat Podcast: Interview with Daniel Houghton, CEO of Lonely Planet

Daniel Houghton is the CEO of Lonely Planet, the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. As a 29-year-old CEO with almost 400 employees across five different continents, Daniel shares how it is personal skills, more than anything, that has helped him survive and thrive as a leader.

Transcript of the interview is here.

Latest reads

How To Lead Cynics
“Cynics can make great employees, but only if you can allay our suspicions about your motives and reignite our idealism.”Written by Theodore Kinni, strategy+business

Who I want to work for
“Inspired by Chad Fowler’s “Who I want to hire”, I started noting who I want to work for, in terms of an ideal leader.”Written by Keavy McMinn, Software Engineer at GitHub

Why your programmers just want to code
“The transition from enthusiastic programmer to polarized programmer doesn’t happen overnight. But it starts sooner than you think.”Written by Marcus Blankenship, Hackernoon

The 4 Inflection Points of Company Culture
“A powerful, positive culture is like a magnet that helps attract and retain employees.”Written by Brian Halligan, CEO at HubSpot

Why People Lose Motivation — and What Managers Can Do to Help
“There are three small but consequential nudges that trigger employees’ seeking systems: encourage them to play to their strengths, creating opportunities to experiment, and helping them personalize the purpose of the work.”Written by Dan Cable, Harvard Business Review

Favorite reads

All Anyone Really Wants at Work Is Autonomy
“A role that grants you the freedom to do mostly what you want to do, how you want to do it, is much more appealing to most people than a role that involves bossing a lot of minions around.”Written by Melissa Dahl, NYMag

The Blueprint of We: 5 Ways to Master Collaboration
“Writing it all down, McCarthy tells Fast Company, is a way to get past the euphoria of starting a new venture to build, sustain, and transition business and personal relationships with trust and respect.”Written by Lydia Dishman, Fast Company Magazine

3 Reasons Why Performance Development Wins in the Workplace
“Gallup’s studies of high-performing teams prove that effective performance development efforts require managers’ unwavering commitment to a strengths-based, engagement-focused approach to development.”Written by Bryant Ott, Gallup

Just for fun

How To Make Better Decisions By Improving Your Intuition 
“Trusting your gut isn’t woo-woo: it’s a science-backed skill that you can develop. Here’s how.”

Written by Claire Lew

CEO of Canopy. My mission in life is to help people become happier at work. Say hi to me on Twitter at @clairejlew.