Years ago a very successful entrepreneur shared with me that “a leader is a reader”. I took his counsel literally and each year I set learning goals.
As I write I am currently doing my PhD thesis, an online leadership course with University of Pennsylvania; a 12 month “Majoring in Men” course and an Entrepreneurship Course facilitated by my Pastor. That sounds like a lot right? But so do the demands of the things we need to accomplish in this world. Earlier this week as I chaired a weekly meeting with my team I challenged them to read and learn.
Why is this so important?
1. When you learn more you can earn more
2. You can’t receive responsibility beyond your ability
3. Learning is the carrier of your career
4. Opportunities gravitate towards those with capacity to solve problems