The title of this post is a quote from Michael Hyatt’s latest Podcast, “How to Read a Non-Fiction Book.” As a leader and a reader, I could not agree more. Hyatt’s statement is a corollary of Rick Warren’s assertions that “Good leaders learn” and “If you stop learning, you stop leading.”
In our culture, one of the best ways to learn is by reading. So, read about leadership to increase your understanding and skill; read about cultural trends to inform your vision and strategy; read your local news to understand your cultural context; read biographies to learn from others’ stories; read books about spiritual formation to better practice the presence of God; read fiction and unfamiliar disciplines to expand your mind and sharpen your critical thinking skills. And of course, read your Bible to get to know your Creator.
Whether you’re reading paper or a screen: Read. It will make you a better leader.
What are you reading these days?