I made the comment the other day that HR people do not read enough. To me, to be a great, proactive HR professional you have to read. And not just HR “stuff’. The value of reading however, was really brought home to me when I was reading an online article on some of the self-made billionaires in the US. As I read their answers to a set of questions about their lives I was struck by the fact that each of these BILLIONAIRES reads at least an hour a day and in many cases far more than that. Contrast that to how important they thought an MBA was, only half felt that one was needed. Part of the reason is that with the reading they do they get the equivalent of a Master’s degree each year, according to Brian Tracy. So read this article Forbes on Entreprenuers and see for yourself the value of reading.
It broadens the mind. It gives you ideas. It gives you experiences with out having to actually have the experience. It prepares you to deal with the future and the day-to-day.