Leaders are Readers, But They’re Not If…

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Harry S. Truman famously said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” (I mean, unless he didn’t, of course. It’s hard to find anything confirming it for certain.) But what if they’re not? On this episode, we’re joined by our friend, co-worker and fellow Canadian Daniel Im to dig into the truth behind this leadership cliché and try to help leaders become better readers. Listen in as we discuss:

  • Our best reading advice for leaders, and what they should really be reading
  • The problem of treating reading executive summaries as reading a book
  • Aaron’s pop culture street cred (such as it is)
  • If leadership book authors check the integrity of their ghostwriters
  • Some of the books that have helped Daniel develop as a leader

Thanks to our sponsor, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, for their support. Check out the newest title from GCD Books, A Restless Age: How Saint Augustine Helps You Make Sense of Your Twenties by Austin Gohn.

Also be sure to pre-order my (Aaron’s) latest book, Epic: The Story that Changed the World, which releases on April 1st.

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