“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” Harry S. Truman
If you consider yourself a leader on your job, in your home, in your social circle, in your local church or synagogue or wherever you interact with others then reading is a precious commodity. Leaders are readers as they believe in lifelong learning. You must remain relevant and competitive in the work place and reading is one of those avenues that will help you to remain competitive. I am a big believer that you must read consistently as reading feeds your mind and your vision. Reading provides you with information that strengthens your belief system and your competency. Reading also aids you in making a paradigm shift as you gain and embrace new information. You should read a broad spectrum of books; from corporate leadership books, self helps, spiritual formation and how to do books. Most importantly reading provides you with new ways of doing things. If you are really busy try reading articles 3 times a week. You will find that your desire will increase and you will learn more effective ways to accomplish tasks. Despite the fact that we live in a fast pace technologically society reading is still the most imperative aspect of learning. No matter how technology changes the landscape of the education system reading will always be a necessity. So if you want to know the latest trends in your career reading will keep you informed and prepared for what’s to come. Finally it is nothing like reading a good book on a brisk spring day you will walk away with a renewed mindset.