My inspirational quote for the day is:
Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.
I love this quote. This quote reminds me of my own leadership journey to becoming a principal class member and the power of reading. When I wanted to move beyond being a general teacher into an educational leadership role within a large rural secondary school in Australia I was given some solid advice by my mentor at the time- read, read and read!!
To move into any leadership role you need to read, and read often. This can’t be overestimated. Read the latest research coming out in your field, read leadership books, read books on motivation and read just for fun.
As a leader, you need to stay ahead of the others in your organisation and reading certainly helps you achieve this.
Being a leader means you need to implement change, particularly in an educational setting. To implement change you need to have ideas on what needs to change and how you are going to implement this change. Reading certainly helps you think beyond what you already know and helps create these ideas for change.
Please leave a comment and tell us about your favourite book. How did that book help you in your leadership journey?