I’m pretty sure it’s Jim Wideman who I heard this quote from, but I’ve learned over the years that Leaders are Readers. There’s just not a lot of getting around that. We can learn a lot on our own, but nothing like learning from the experiences of others who have gone before us, done more than we have or have experienced a different perspective from our own? When we are intentional about what we read, we walk away with principles or concepts that transform our lives and quite possibly the lives of others.

I had many people tell me through the blog and twitter what their best book of 2011 was, but I’m curious about what concept or idea gained from a book or books impacted you the most? I’ll share mine in a post later today. So, what what your greatest learning from a book or books in 2011?