Where Should a CEO Go For Good Advice?

An old Chinese Proverb, “A single conversation with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.”

Are you reading everything you can about leadership and management? I am a voracious reader and am always looking to grow personally and professionally.

Did you know there are more than 300,000 books on leadership today? Piled up they would reach about the height of twenty Empire State Buildings and, assuming you read one a day; it would take you more than 800 years to read them.

What’s more important is knowledge that is specific to your issues and problems—the best place to get it is from fellow business owners.

According to Robert Levin, Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of the New York Enterprise Report, “The best source of advice is from fellow business owners. While experts may know the “textbook” answer, they might not appreciate the crucial emotional elements involved with certain decisions.”