Personal Development

When I go around speaking and meeting with business leaders and executives, I hear the term “personal development” thrown around with increasing frequency. I’ve been a fan for as long as I can remember, but I know that sometimes people have a hard time deciding what’s a good use of time and what isn’t in the scheme of their own development. 

So I thought it might be helpful for you if I put together a sample of what I do to aid my personal development on a monthly basis:

* Daily, I read The New York Times or Washington Post. On the weekends, I read both.

* Daily, I read the business tab on my Zite app on iPad.

* Daily, I scan the headlines on LinkedIn, Forbes, and Fast Company.

* Monthly, I read at least 2 business books. 

* Monthly, I schedule at least one coffee with an executive or mid-level manager to discuss issues facing them and things that are bugging them.

That’s it. 

For the record, this month I read The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman and I am looking for my 2nd business book to read the rest of January, so if you have suggestions….please email them to me. 

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