Why is reading so important?
Reading provides insights from fields outside our own experience and expertise that can be applied in new ways. A great example is the impact the field of Mindfulness is having on individuals and on leadership in organisations now that the benefits and practices are more widely understood.
Not only does reading improve our cognitive skills; it increases our knowledge, extends our vocabulary, broadens our perspective, requires focus and reduces stress.
Whether we’re reading books, articles, blogs or magazines, this additional information provides us with credible evidence for our projects, strategies, and plans. Equally importantly, comparative reading challenges pre-existing ideas, providing us with a more complete understanding of subjects and generating healthy debate.
Here’s some new collection from UC Library.