Why we read

The core asset an organization gains from seniority in the Product Management discipline is experience. Prior knowledge that is ready-to-hand for today’s problems as well as the unforeseen opportunities of tomorrow.

To grow in an organization — you must grow in experience. Most people think this is simply a function of years on the job or a function of how well you are excelling in your present job.

It’s a mindset that betrays us all:

Person: I’m really doing well at my role, I think I’m ready to get promoted.

Organization: The role you’re seeking requires a different mix of skills than the ones you’re using to succeed.

Simply put — you can be successful in a role without developing a breadth of experience. An organization gives raises for successful performance, an organization promotes for experience. Continue reading “Why we read”