Work Trends Recapture: Leaders are Readers
Laurie Routiman just wants to read something other than your Facebook feed. He joined us on the #WorkTrends podcast how he was getting leaders to read more with his new project, HR Book Club. He is curating the best books for the leaders and is bringing together people to talk about bringing together.
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The leader is the reader
Make time to read
This is irony, is not it? We are constantly bombarded with new material, but there is not enough time to read. Routman says that it is about making different choices.
She says, “Our brains are tired over our phones for a long time.” “When people say, ‘I do not have time to read,’ they are just making a different choice with their time.”
When he realized that he was spending too much time online and there was not enough time to actually learn, he made a big decision. “I am addicted to my phone, like everyone else in this world, I am suffering from high degree of technology addiction and I thought to myself, ‘I need to make better choices in 2018’. I mean, in fact, I started feeling the seal of Twitter and Facebook and Instagram. ”
So he canceled his cable and in the evening he committed his phone to read more. And if it’s time to kill – say, when he is in the Starbucks or grocery store – he chooses to read on his Kindle app instead of scrolling over the social media. She says, “I am spending my time separately.” “This is a fun option.”
If you are not used to reading every day, then Routiman suggests starting slowly. “You have to develop this skill to become a reader,” she says. “You just can not jump in ‘war and peace.’ You have to start small, find a book which is 100 pages or 150 pages, read 10 pages at night, in this way we can book at least 12 The books are encouraged to read. ”
What to read
The HR Book Club chooses two books each month to read as a community. In March, in the honor of women’s history month, two books are written by women.
“The New Rules of Work: The Modern Playbook For Navigating Your Carrier” is written by co-founders of Career Advice Site The Music, Alexandra Cavallacos and Kathryn Minceau. Rutimman says, “If you are in an angry job you can not change the world.” “People who are suffering from their employee experience need a guide to reach the next level in their careers, and this is an extraordinary and timely book.”
The second book, “Everything Happens for a Reason: and Other Lies I Love Love” by Kate Bowler, is not a traditional business book. But the author, in the Duke, is a Divinity Professor who has stage 4 cancer and writes about facing death. “It is a very heavy subject, but human resources professionals are always at the center of bad news, and I thought it would be interesting to understand how it looks like being a qualified life program employee,” says Routman. “It is a little non-traditional, but I think it is counted as a human resources book.”
Use what you learn
But if you do not read the likes of the Book Club this month, then the point is to read something. “I’m just looking to encourage more ideas leadership, and I really believe that the closest people to any problem are equipped to solve it,” she says. “If we can get HR professionals to see different approaches and learn about business and passion and learn a little differently, when there is a problem at work that they have never seen before, then hopefully That they can hear a story that they have read ‘or a book they have consumed and can be informed.’
He points to one of the challenges of his January book club, “Brewing the Wilderness” by Brain Brown “She says that it is difficult to hate people, I want to bring people together. I do not care who voted you a year and a half ago. I care that you are a decent person with valuable. For me, the HR Book Club is a way of connecting with people and forgetting the politics of the day, forgetting the policy and starting thinking about it, ‘How do we move the world to a better place?’ Because I really believe human resources professionals sit at the crossroads of work, power, politics and money. And if we do not know about it, if we do not understand what is going on in our domain, then we Are going to blow. “