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leadership reading talent optimization Jul 29, 2021

The most effective leaders are well-rounded.

They can tap into a wide variety of frameworks and inspirations.

Much of this begins with one simple convention:

Having a balanced bookshelf.

It’s long been said that “leaders are readers”.

But what do they read, and in what dosage?

I recommend engaging in these three literary domains simultaneously:

1. Business/leadership acumen
2. Personal growth
3. Entertainment/fun

This week, my balanced bookshelf looks like this:

1. The Science of Dream Teams by Mike Zani
2. The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
3. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders

What’s on your bookshelf these days?