Sep 19, 2011

Do You Have a Book Reading Plan?

Reading is such an important part of growing spiritually and professionally.  You've heard the simple statement - "Leaders are Readers."  It's so true.

I believe it's also just as important to have a plan for WHAT you are going to read.  I've always had our staff team read and discuss books together on a regular basis.  There was a purpose behind every book we read, but I didn't have an overall personal development plan for the books we read.

Recently, I decided to be more strategic in the books I choose for us to read as a team.  I decided to make them part of an overall reading plan that would help us grow in key areas.

First quarter - We read a book that is dedicated solely to spiritual development.  This is a book that helps us grow in our relationship with Jesus.  Here's an example...













Second quarter - We read a book that helps us grow professionally as leaders.  Here is an example...













Third quarter - We read a book that helps us improve our people skills.  Here is an example...













Fourth Quarter - We read a book that teaches us how to better connect with children and families.  Here is an example...













Reading a book can produce good results.  
Reading a book for a specific purpose can produce great results.  
Reading a book as part of an overall personal development plan can produce excellent results.

Posted by Dale Hudson