Reading to Lead

“Leaders are readers” is a principle I picked up somewhere along the way.  For the bulk of my life, that meant reading books.  A few years ago, I was introduced to Google Reader, which allows you to subscribe to blogs, or any website with an RSS feed (I have to admit I don’t really know what that is).  Rather than constantly checking the blogs and websites I was interested in for new posts, new content was delivered to my Reader account when it was published.  I have since built a   subscription list to blogs that interest me, primarily in the areas of leadership, theology, communication and ministry (I also have a Yankees blog in there).  It’s like a custom built, electronic magazine subscription.  I still read books, but now part of what it means for me to be a leader who reads is to scan about two dozen blogs, looking for content that I’m interested in and that can further my thinking and leadership.  Below are some links to  articles I have run across in the last week.

How Real Leaders Demonstrate Accountability – Michael Hyatt writes a lot of great stuff on leadership and productivity.  In this challenging article, he addresses what it means to take responsibility as a leader and not shift blame.

For the Gals: 8 Principles for Dating – I subscribe to Resurgence because the blog features a variety of authors who write short, thoughtful, practical posts.  This article is a great example.

What We Actually Do – Seth Godin is a creative, outside the box thinker and communicator.   Even when I have little interest or experience in what he is writing about, the way he thinks always challenges me.

Oh, and when I find an article that I like and may want to refer to later, I clip it to Evernote, but that’s a topic for another day.

What blogs do you read on a regular basis?

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