Perfectly Effective Short-term Results

More great thoughts on leadership here; hope you all enjoy them.

Applied Product Management Leadership

I took this picture at the local office watering hole that I frequent in the mornings.  Yes, I admit it, I like my coffee … and generally the stronger the better.  No frills either, just black.

coffeeBut I’m betting you probably don’t read these posts to understand my coffee preferences, and are likely wondering what this has to do with leadership.  Good question, but first take a long look at the picture and tell me what you see.

At first glance, one observation would be that a conscientious colleague made sure a mess wasn’t left at the coffee pot.  To whomever took that initiative, thank you. But as a leader, I am going to ask you to look closer because there is another underlying observation to be drawn.

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