Most of you are influencers of some sort. Many are pastors, teachers, authors, bloggers, professors, and people who are involved in some kind of ministry. (So says this year’s blog survey,)
Recently, I caught up with Dave Frederick – a Vineyard pastor and President of Leaders Book Summaries – to ask him about why it’s critical for those who have influence to read many books. Here’s the interview along with a free perk at the end for my subscribers.
Why is it important for those who influence others to read many books?
Dave Frederick: If you want to influence or lead other people, you have to keep learning and growing. You can’t really lead people beyond where you are yourself. Reading allows you to benefit from other’s experiences and grow in wisdom without having to recreate the wheel every time. And it’s a great way to gain information that you need to help yourself, and others, move forward. None of us knows all we need to; the most effective leaders keep investing in their own growth so they have more to pass on.[Continue Reading…]