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"How to Read Your Way into the Executive Suite." That titled jumped off the screen at the Human Capital League blog. It's Dan McCarthy's re-post of one that appeared first on Brad Collins' blog. Here's a key paragraph.
"A Player executives have very common reading habits, and what they read varies dramatically from what C Players and lower level managers read. For anyone aspiring to be a successful CEO, or a C-level executive, emulating the reading habits of the best and the brightest might give you an edge."
Collins then uses data from his files to analyze the reading habits of effective executives and adds his comments. This is a must-read post.
Reading is a key skill for gathering information. It's the food you feed your brain, so what you read affects your judgment and your ability to make good decisions. Here are some pointers to posts that should help you make your reading more effective and productive.
Earlier this year, I asked Todd Sattersten for a guest post on "Starting Your Personal Reading Program." That led me to post "Tips for Getting the Most from Reading Business Books." The posts include links to other related posts, to Todd's Change Manifesto, "How to Read a Business Book," and to reading lists by Bret Simmons and Michael McKinney.
Those lists are important because you get ideas from learning what others read. Here are some other lists.
You should also check out Mike Myatt's excellent review of business blogs and my post "Read your fiction it's good for you." You'll also benefit from a great post by Bob Sutton titled "Evidence-Based Study Tips: Nine Ways To Help You Learn ."
Now it's your turn. What advice or book recommendations do you have to share?
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