Today, as I browsed a magazine,
I paused at a picture that captured my attention. What caught
my attention its’ familiarity to me, one that that I believe may be
or seems to disappearing from the workplace, partly due to technology,
changing industries and markets and diverse professions.
This image that I write about
is an image that is similar to this …
Two things these conference
rooms had in common. First, the windows were very large, utilizing
more wall space than those designed of yester year. Second, there were
no books cases or shelves with books.
Where are the books shelves
and books in the workplace disappearing to?
Perhaps they are being replaced
by online references, such as
winning over turning the pages of
Webster and Oxford, maybe the Kindle is preferred to the hard back or
is it that the demands of the day and the organizational culture do
not make allowances for reading.
The manner of how, what and
when you read is not the focus but rather,
you will become in five (5) years will be determined by
read and who you associate with”
John C. Maxwell
If there is a percentage
of truth to the above quote, then there is cause to speculate that reading
is a habit, skill or trait that will significantly affect our aspirations,
outlook and network.
Curious Coaching Questions:
are you with the amount of time that you dedicate to reading
author and/or resource inspires you to read
What is the vision
of your life in five (5) years; where are you and what you are you doing
What manner of
people do you associate with
do the responses reveal
Question five (5) is the
clincher! It is the question that very well can be the first step toward
becoming who you see yourself as in your vision. For next would
be question number six (6) that would ask, what will you do about what
was revealed, learnt or discovered?
May the reading of this article
ignite and inspire your pursuits.
With warmest regards,
Someone Who Frequently Reads
Leadership 101, John C. Maxwell
Copyright @ 2010 Kaylus Horton
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