This Week's Gold is a hand-picked (by me!) round-up of the week's great stuff from around the Internet. Every Saturday. Every thing relevant to creating your all-around healthy business and life. Follow the blog via Feedly to ensure you don't miss a week of gold.
This Week's Gold:
- I am often awkward in large groups of people I don't know well. I hate it. I get awkward because I just don't know what to talk about. How to Be Interesting at Parties (And Avoid Small Talk Like The Plague) by Lindsey Sampson is a timely (hello holiday parties!), insightful piece. I found some great ideas for conversation topics and how to avoid being so painfully generic.
- How to Keep Your Cool During Busy Times by Taylor Combs has wonderful, timely advice. Even though some of the specifics are for Etsy sellers, the major concepts are suitable for most every human.
- Consistency is vital in leadership. If you feel scattered and unsure of what's driving you, it's almost impossible to lead well. If Chaos Is Your Startup's Default Setting, Inconsistent Leadership May Be to Blame by Zeynep Ilgaz offers 5 insightful, actionable ways to move toward more consistent leadership.
- The Most Effective Non-Profit Hiring Strategies by Lauren Levine offers useful thoughts on hiring for non-profits and (low-budget) small businesses alike. In my experience, the first and second points seem vital for hiring and retaining perfect fit employees when you have a small hiring budget.
- A question is able to pierce the heart even better than a lecture because you are forced to answer a question for yourself instead of hearing someone else's view. The questions in the What's next? post by Seth Godin may be more revealing and motivating than a session with a business coach.