What you read shapes how you lead

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Photo credit: Ivelin Radkov, Shutterstock

The old adage, “you are what you eat” isn’t just true for food; it’s also true for the content you read. What you read influences your mindset and worldview.

Forbes contributor Glenn Llopis writes that the content leaders read and create influences their own leadership style. During a study conducted by his organization, he discovered 10 types of content that leaders consume and the reasons why they gravitate towards it. Here are two themes that we found interesting:

#3:  Career Management

Why?  Leaders are looking for a leg-up in their careers and seek ways to put themselves in the best possible position to manage their careers.   They are looking for help getting promoted by learning to see and seize career advancement opportunities previously unseen.

#5:  Problem Solving Techniques

Why?  Leaders spend a lot of their time solving problems and thus seek to understand how to be more efficient and effective at how to solve problems the right way.  They are looking to avoid short-cuts and the negative implications associated with crisis and change.

You can read the rest of the article here on Forbes.

If you’re ready to dig into leadership themes, here are some resources to get you started:

What leadership topics do you struggle with? Tell us in the comments.

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  1. I couldn’t agree more, Aaron, with the premise of this post. I’m a big believer in the idea that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life.

    Thanks for doing your part to advance the benefits of reading.

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