The Holidays are almost here! Do you still need some last-minute gifts? Today’s Top Five could help you out.
For nonprofits: Great books to read and share
8 Books for Nonprofits to Read and Book Giveaway by Beth Kanter
For the eternal scholar
10 Educational Gift Ideas for the Lifelong Learners in your Life by Jeff Cobb
“While there are plenty of options out there for kids, you may find that coming up with educational gifts for the adults in your life is a bit tougher. So,here are some gifts you may want to consider for the adult lifelong learners in your life. Most of them are digital, so you don’t have to worry about fighting traffic or getting them shipped some place on time.”
For the fearless leader
Five Skills Every Leaders Needs In 2013 by Kerry Stackpole
“Passion and curiosity. Having a deep sense of engagement with the world — a questioning mind.
Battle-hardened confidence. Having a track record of facing down adversity and knowing your capabilities.
Team smarts. Having the organizational equivalent of street smarts.
Simple mindset. Having the ability to distill a lot of information into the one or two or three things that truly matter.
Fearlessness. Having a bias toward action — not recklessness, but a willingness to take risks.”
For yourself: Teach yourself to fly
How will you teach yourself to fly in 2013? By Jeff Cobb
“There are at least three key lessons to be taken from the Wright Brothers:
Small steps count – the key is to take the time to learn from your results
Curiosity and motivation often trump money and other resources
You have to be willing to take a few risks along the way”
How Can I Find Relief From Holiday Stress? by Elizabeth Scott, M.S.
“This year can be different, though, if you try a combination of cutting back on activities, taking shortcuts, and adjusting your own expectations for the season. You can enjoy the holiday to the fullest without maxing out your energy, schedule and credit cards. Here are some tips that can provide relief from holiday stress.”