The 35-year-old has led the Swans to three wins from five Premier League games so far this campaign, and Monk has revealed that he received advice from counterparts at Pro12 leaders the Ospreys.
"I'm on the Pro Licence, we do visits to different sports and I've already spoken to coaches at the Ospreys and Ryan Jones [now at Bristol], who I've known for many years," Monk is quoted as saying by FourFourTwo.
"The more you can speak to others, the more you can learn. I'm reading books from other sports and you can pick up things on leadership and things like that. You can pick up little details from many sports."
Monk's side also made an impressive start in the League Cup with a 3-0 win over Everton, and the ex-defender has talked up the importance of the competition.