Many people assume that a great leader is someone who is experienced, wise, and incredibly knowledgeable. It’s certainly true that these traits are important, to an extent. However, many people don’t realize that being a leader means learning from what you do not know just as often as already knowing the right answer. Great leaders are aware of what they don’t know and are always looking for ways to grow and increase their knowledge. One of the best ways to learn is through reading.
It’s no surprise then that great business leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are known for reading as much as they can. Picking up a book is one of the best ways to learn more in any area, understand others’ points of view, and even relax after a long day. Yet most people read more words on their Facebook timelines and Instagram posts than they do in books.
So, with all the benefits of reading, what’s stopping you from picking up a book? You can listen to an audiobook on your commute, replace an hour of Netflix with reading, or finish a book in just a few lunch breaks! If you’re unsure what to read and want a great list of business books, check out this infographic by Fundera: