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The Benefits of Reading for Leaders
What are you doing to learn as a leader?
What’s one of the most important habits leaders should harvest? According to Dr. Becky Barker, director of leadership development and volunteerism at the University of Oklahoma, it’s reading. In this video, Becky tells how she instills reading habits in her students. “It helps them to take that skill into the workplace someday,” she says.
Watch this video and think of ways to improve your reading habits to give you an advantage as a leader.
We give them a library of books, so if they come to our programs, they will graduate and have some materials that are transferable for the workplace environment. And getting them to learn to read and what they can gain from that is really critical. One thing that I tried to tell them is that you never arrive. You never arrive as a leader, and that they have to constantly read and improve, and look at the way that they lead, and how that impacts others, and challenge themselves to grow.
Dr. Rebecca (Becky) Barker has worked in higher education since 1985 in various roles in student leadership development and leadership education. Her current work at the University of Oklahoma focuses on empowering college students to...
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