I like to read (though admittedly I devote less time to it than I would like). Personally, I like historical fiction and biographies. I like to read about what led the leaders of the past to make the decisions they did – sometimes shaping the world we now live in.
I also enjoy reading “business” and “leadership” books occasionally. Mostly I read them out of guilt or peer pressure though, not because I want to.
So, I found this recent post very interesting.
In the post, the author, a leadership expert himself, points out the great leadership lessons that can be learned from reading. Not the traditional – “How to be a great leader” books, but from reading fiction.
I was particularly interested to learn about the leadership lessons he took from reading One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. As a result of the article, I have found the next book I plan to read — Replay.
Check out the article and if you can think of any, reply to this blog with a book you’ve read that provided unexpected leadership lessons to you.