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Reading Habits of Highly Effective People [Infographic]

Oscar Wilde is right: "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." I read about 1-2  books per week. Like a miner searches for gold, I read because it’s my daily sustenance for learning. In fact, I am addicted to learning. One of my dreams is to have a Beauty-in-the-Beast like personal library in my house. The truth is leaders are consummate learners. The following #infographic shares reading habits of some of the most successful people. Leaders are readers. According to an HBR article, “Nike founder Phil Knight so reveres his library that in it you have to take off your shoes ...

Here Is The One Perfect Book For Every Single Myers-Briggs Type

I'll admit it. I'm a MBTI junkie. In fact, in my coaching practice, I use Myers-Briggs Personality Type to help leaders become more effective by helping them become more self-aware and overcome their blind spots. So far, I've recommended a lot of books on my blog. A lot of people ask for which books they should read. I wondered, what if I could recommend books based on their Myers-Briggs personality type? So, here you go. Here's my top books for every single MBTI type. Enjoy! INFP Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking (by Susan Cain) How many introverts do you know? The real answer will probably surprise you. ...

World-class Writers are Avid Readers. But You’ll Be Surprised By How They Read.

Writing and reading are like two different sides of the coin. To read well, you ought to learn how to write well, and to write well reading well is an indispensable skill. It’s obvious that world-class writers write differently from the rest of us. What I didn’t know until now, thanks to Daniel Coyle, was how differently some of them read. Here’s an in-depth look at two world-class writers: Mark Twain and David Foster Wallace. Check out the books they read and how they’ve “engaged” with the book. Looking at how they read these books is like looking into the engine room of their minds which provides an important lesson on how we ...

7 Books Bill Gates Thinks You Should Read

Now that he's not CEO of Microsoft, Bill Gates has more time for leisurely pursuits like reading. Sure, he's traveling the world while running the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but those in-flight hours make for plenty of page-flipping time. Gates often reviews the books he's read on his site. This year he put together a list of his favorites from 2013, though he stressed that they are not all books that came out in the past year. It makes for a more varied list than the usual year-end wrap-ups and is a good look at what the revolutionary has on his mind. Gates's list is fiction-free, though he says he's read The Catcher in the Rye co...