Reading is Important for Business Leaders

MCS BLOG 3Do you have time to read 9 Minutes a day? If so, then you are an effective leader with improving skills, creativity, and imagination.

Why is reading for pleasure so important for business leaders?

“The reason successful people read to improve themselves is because it separates them from the competition and they are able to see more opportunities.” ~ Success Magazine

“Creativity has become the most powerful tool in reaching world-class levels of performance in both business and life.” ~ Josh Linkner, Entrepreneur of the Year

“88% of wealthy CEO’s read books to help improve skills. 12% read books just for fun.” ~ The Road to Reinvention, by Josh Linkner

“CEO’s who take the time to read about the experiences of other business leaders have an advantage.” ~ Joel Trammell, Forbes Contributor

“The most important leadership quality for business leaders is creativity.” ~ Fast Company, Poll of CEO’s

“CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies read an average of four to five books a month.” ~ Mike Myatt, N2Growth

“52% of people that visit the library have a household income of over $75,000 and read on average 27 books a year. Their second favorite place to visit besides the library is the bookstore.” ~ PEW Research

“A large common denominator by executives who feel that they are not achieving level of success, also claim they are too busy to keep up with their reading.” ~ N2Growth

“You are the same today as you’ll be in five years except for two things: the books you read and the people you meet.” ~ Charlie “Tremendous” Jones

“For every year spent reading, it increases earning potential.” ~ K12 Reader.

“The biggest single indicator to thrive at work is reading for pleasure.” ~ United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

“The average millionaire reads at least one book a month.” ~ Dave Ramsey

“Studies have shown that active readers have annual incomes more than 5 times greater than those who spend little or no time reading.” ~ N2Growth

“Reading for pleasure helps clarify career goals.” ~ Journal of Librarianship and Information Science

Be an example to young business leaders and teenagers…read.

Ron Knight

Ron Knight

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