That one thing which is common to all leaders is they are all rigorous readers. But, out of all, why reading is a common trait? What is so atypical with reading that compels us to say all great leaders are readers. Let’s deal with it in the subsequent section.
Reading is an interaction with the smarter
You’ll notice how picky the successful people are in selecting a book. In life you may get an opportunity to interact with a lot of smart people. But you could double or 10x your interactions the smarter people if you were to read books about them. Absorb their wisdom through reading their work]. That’s the secret that leaders have decoded and that is why they pursue reading as much as possible.
Reading gives you a reason to think
A leader leads us through a principle. But, how did he achieve that principle? Probably, they thought over, analyzed the rights and wrongs, and devised the best practices. Rational thinking is their trait and they inherit it from reading.
Reading is also regarded as a workout for brain.
Reading inspires the leader to bring the much-needed change in the prevailing system. It narrates the struggle of the great giving a leader strength to drive the change.
In a bustling lifestyle, we often forget who we are and our values. Leaders have this impeccable habit of reading and re-reading the concepts that inspire them the most.
Reading is also a learning
A leader is also a constant learner. Through reading, he learns new things apart from classroom teachings.
Mark Twain, the renowned American writer once said, The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read. Leadership is personality. The one who has a quest for understanding a problem, thinking of a solution in a rational way, is the leader. And reading nourishes this ability. That is why we say – all great leaders are readers.