5 Reasons Reading Makes You a Better Leader
Posted on 10/15/2018
In the business world, there are few skills more important than leadership. Being a truly great leader means inspiring team members around you, pursuing your next goal and building up the business to success. And while some people may have natural leadership abilities, great leadership can also be learned, strengthened and refined. How do you become a better leader? Through practice, learning and… reading?
It turns out, one of the best ways to become a better leader is through consistent reading. As President Harry Truman once said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Reading offers a variety of benefits to business professionals, particularly in strengthening leadership skills. Check out these five reasons reading makes you a better leader.
1. Reading improves cognition.
2. Reading refines communication.
3. Reading strengthens empathy.
4. Reading provides opportunities.
5. Reading inspires youth.
There’s no doubt about it: the best leaders are readers. If you want to be a better leader in the business community, consider these benefits from reading. Then, pick up a book and begin your next adventure.
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