Never Stop Learning

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”

~ John F. Kennedy

Never Stop Learning

By Angie Morgan and Courtney Lynch

We may not have a few hours each day to commit to our professional development, but we all can find at least ten minutes. One significant way to develop as a leader is through reading. When we seek opportunities to learn and enhance our perspectives, we discover inspiration, enrichment and even opinions that challenge and expand our own.

You may say to yourself, “I don’t have time to read.” While it’s true that you might not have an hour every night to spend with a book, you can reprioritize your life to free up a few minutes.

Here are five fast ways that you can discover time to learn:

  • Limit your e-mailing to a few select times during the day. Constant e-mail checking is a time-consuming productivity killer.
  • Be disciplined at the break room. Cut out a few minutes from each visit and you have just uncovered time to pick up the paper!
  • Search the web with purpose. There’s more than ten minutes of worthy reading material online. Make it a priority to discover it.
  • Schedule reading into your daily routine. Keep a book or your iPad by your bedside and make a promise to yourself that you will read ten pages each night.
  • For those who mass transit, pick up a magazine … or swap the music on your iPod for an enriching podcast.

Leaders are on a constant quest to improve. New ideas and concepts can allow you to develop continuously, all the while igniting your imagination.

This article was provided courtesy of Lead Star – a premiere leadership development firm. You can learn more about leadership by visiting their website at www.leadstar.us

Coaching Call To Action

What is one additional action you can take this week to enhance your learning? Please take a minute to share with me what you do to continue your learning. I will post it in an upcoming newsletter.