Study to Lead

Aaron Burden (Unsplash)

Aaron Burden (Unsplash)

What are you putting in your leadership fuel tank? Do you spend time with the news, periodicals, or books? Each one of us has an ability to lead, however, are we doing what it takes to keep that engine running?

I was once told that leaders are readers and that’s the focus of this posting. The word “Study” has a great definition. Study means “the Devotion of Time and Attention to Acquiring knowledge about a particular subject especially by means of books”.

So I ask again… what are you putting in your fuel tank? It doesn’t matter where you are in your job or career, you must devote time and attention to developing your leadership skills. Ask around your work place or your friends and family. Ask folks what they are reading. Listen to the response. You may be shocked with what you find.

Leadership is an art not a science. Just like playing a musical instrument or learning to hit a baseball; you must try and practice thousands of hours to achieve the most modest amount of ability. So the first step is deciding to implement the definition of Study. We must devote our time and attention, then go buy a book.

If your next question is “what should I buy first?” I will allow the thoughtful readers of this post to opine. So what say you fellow reader/ leaders…. Give your why so we help folks land in the right place.

Call to Action:

1. Respond back and let folks know what you’re currently reading or studying.
2. Which is the leadership book you go back to time and again?

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