At the end of this month, the Professional Development Book Club will get together and discuss this quarter’s read.

The club members voted on Four thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman. I’m looking forward to the discussion and learning from everyone’s perspectives and insights.

You already know leaders and readers and there is a mixed bag of studies that are inconclusive about how much the average person reads. From one book a year to one book a week! Whichever is the case, the more we read the more effectively we lead.

One study says that business professionals who read at least seven leadership, business, or self-development books a year earn 2.3 times more than those who read only one per year. This is because people who want to be better leaders know they need to grow and through reading they are exposed to ideas, challenges to assumptions, processes, best practices, case studies… 

A colleague of mine alternates his reading: he alternates between reading a novel and reading a professional development or business book.

I have an Audible membership (not an affiliate or promotion, just sharing what I do), and I will often listen to a book and if I really love the book I might even buy the actual book and the audible copy and will read along as I listen. I tend to listen at a fairly quick pace, rarely at the standard speed. Having a book club has absolutely improved my reading as there’s some accountability to a group of amazing leaders.

How do you like to consume books?

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