In a recent visit with a friend I was asked an interesting question. What is the best book you have read in the last six months, apart from the Bible? I was ashamed to think I had only read one book. It was a good book, but just one.
At the same time it reminded me of the importance of continuing to be a student.
I must admit, sitting down to read a book is not my favorite task. However, I know the value and necessity of being a continuous learner. There are several benefits to our leadership when we are reading.
We expose ourselves to the experience and wisdom of others.
We learn a number of new possibilities.
We expand our understanding in a variety of subjects.
We maintain a fresh perspective.
We develop a greater ability to think more widely.
We communicate in ways more well informed.
I am always thankful when I am challenged to improve who I am as a leader. Thank you Cy for reminding me of need to be a reader!