Permission to Turn the Page [Podcast S05E04]

5 Reasons Reading Will Make You an Awesome Leader

Welcome to Season 5, Episode 4 of the This Is Your Life podcast. Stu McLaren is filling in for my regular cohost Michele Cushatt. In this episode, we discuss five reasons reading will make you an awesome leader.

I’m convinced that the reason I ascended the corporate ranks, became a CEO, and ended up writing about leadership is because I’m a reader. Here’s why it made the difference for me and how it can make the difference for you.

Listen to the Audio

Watch the Video

In this episode, you’ll discover:

  • Why a forgotten art will help you stand out in business.
  • The main difference between TV and books for building your critical thinking skills.
  • How novels, memoirs, and autobiography can improve your ability to understand and connect with people.
  • How reading gives us a competitive edge as we get older.
  • One easy method for leading a book discussion group.
  • Plus four tips for maximizing your reading time.

Read the Transcript

You can download a complete, word-for-word transcript of this episode here, courtesy of Ginger Schell, a professional transcriptionist, who does all my transcriptions.

Join the Live Discussion

I’ll be discussing “Permission to Turn the Page” today at 2:00 p.m. CDT on #VirtualMentor.

If you don’t have the Periscope app, you can download it here for free (there are versions for both iPhone and Android).

Join the Conversation

My favorite part of doing these podcasts is participating in the conversation they provoke. Each week, I ask one question. This week, it is this:

Question: What’s the best book you’ve ever read? Why? You can leave a comment by clicking here.

Explore Additional Resources

In this episode we mentioned the following resources:

Binge on All 13 Episodes!

If you want to listen to more episodes, you will find all thirteen audio episodes of Season 5 here. I release the video episodes weekly, as they are not yet available for batch listening. If you are looking for previous episodes, you can find Season 0 here, Season 1 here, Season 2 here, Season 3 here, Season 4 here, and Season 5 here.

Ask Me a Question

If you have a question, comment, thought or concern, you can do so by clicking here. We’d love to hear from you.

Subscribe to the Podcast

If you have enjoyed this podcast, please subscribe:

iTunes
iTunes
RSS Feed
RSS

Share the Love

If you enjoyed the show, please rate it on iTunes and write a brief review. That would help tremendously in getting the word out and raising the visibility of the show.

Want to Launch Your Own Blog

or upgrade to a self-hosted WordPress blog? It’s easier than you think! Watch my free, twenty-minute screencast. I show you exactly how to do it, step-by-step. You don’t need any technical knowledge. Click here to get started. Watch My Free Screencast

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are snarky, offensive, or off-topic. If in doubt, read My Comments Policy.