Updated: Nov 1, 2022
Many leaders are readers for many reasons but there's one in particular that stands out: Leaders get smarter when they read. Reading cultivates knowledge which helps leaders make better decisions, communicate more effectively with others around them, spot trends before everyone else does and ultimately make the best choices possible for themselves and those around them - both personally and professionally. We’ve gathered some of the reasons why leaders like to read and we’re sharing them to you:
Reading helps you become well-rounded by exposing you to different perspectives on life, culture, etc.
Books are a great way to get new insights
Reading books helps you stay mentally active and challenge your thinking
You never know what book might change your life
Reading books will increase the knowledge of your industry, helping you grow in your career
Reading books can help you see things from other perspectives and offer fresh ideas
Leadership is a skill that can be honed through reading. As the world changes, leaders must continue to grow and evolve in order to stay relevant. Reading offers an avenue for self-improvement without requiring much time or money; you get access to knowledge from other industries, people with different backgrounds than your own, and new perspectives on how things work.
We wanted to share a few books every leader should read - it includes titles like The One Thing You Need To Know by Gary Keller, Good Boss Bad Boss by Robert Sutton, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, and Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson, M.D.—and we hope you find something there that inspires you. Keep up the good work!