Harry S. Truman is known for a great quote about leadership. Truman said “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”
Looking at the people I’ve followed throughout my lifetime, I’ve discovered this to be true. Leaders are readers. They know they need to be consuming the thoughts of others so they can expand their influence.
With this in mind, I’ve cultivated a habit of reading over the years. I try to read as much as possible so I can comprehend what other leaders are thinking.
Reading is one of the easiest ways to get into the minds of the greats. They’ve recorded their thoughts for all of us to read.
Who wouldn’t want to pick up a book and glean the insights from those who have gone before us? That’s why reading is so vital to a leader.