Written for EO by Jackie Roberson.
Just because you know you want to go into business—just because you know you want to make it big in business—doesn’t mean you need to be all business all the time. Many aspiring leaders eat, breathe and sleep business 24/7; they watch all the business-related TED talks, read all the business-related books, go to any business-related conference and follow every business-related blog.
However, focusing so intently on one aspect of your life is one way to ensure you develop career burnout. Plus, it doesn’t provide the well-rounded knowledge and skills that leaders need to make informed decisions, motivate their staff, recognize market trends and more. So, while you study appropriate subjects in one of several business-related online masters programs, consider giving your business skills a rest and reading some of the following non-business, but beneficial-for-business-leaders, books.