Back in my corporate days, one of my employees asked my wife, “Jeff reads a lot doesn’t he?” My wife responded, “No, Jeff studies.”
Reading, and learning from what you’re reading, is a critically important activity for the 21st Century Leader. Learning from what you are reading simply means making a commitment to find at least one thing, no matter how small, in what you are reading that you can apply in realtime.
I believe Leaders become Great Leaders because they consistently do 3 things:
- They make the Intangible Tangible for those they lead
- They manage the Principle of Perception
- They Practice, Practice, Practice
… And it is in this practice step where you show what kind of Learning Leader you are.
Some reading for your learning:
A Whole New Mind – A surprise good read for the leader in the 21st Century – the kind of thinking that will be most valued.
The Transparency Edge – A detailed study of the practices that build the leader’s credibility in the 21st Century.
The Extreme Future – an almost scary read of some trends already building in our new global society.
What Matters Most – a very interesting story of the CSR movement