8 Ways Reading Can Help You Get Ahead at the Office

By Guest Blogger

Reading is good for your career. Don’t believe me? Think of all the successful people who make reading a priority—Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Mark Cuban, Warren Buffet, and Mark Zuckerburg, to name a few. And they aren’t just reading Facebook updates, emails, and tweets. They are committing time to reading actual books.

Why does reading a book matter? The benefits are plentiful and aren’t just limited to reading non-fiction. One important way reading helps your career is by helping you develop empathy. When you connect with a character and begin to understand their feelings and emotions, you are increasing your empathy. You gain valuable exposure to other perspectives, which can help you better relate to your coworkers and clients.

Check out the other ways reading can support professional development on the AICPA blog.