Sometimes, coffee is the only thing that gets people out of bed in the morning- the smell, the smoothness, the flavor. It’s universal at work like computers. To some, it’s the best part of their workday. But what if that cup of Joe was helping you be the best? Several cups.
What if we told you there’s a positive correlation between leadership and drinking copious amounts of coffee? We’ll hold your spot in line at Starbucks, be here soon.
Leaders and greats like Napoleon Bonaparte, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Voltaire, Balzac, J.S. Bach, and Beethoven are all… men. And they were all serious, over-achieving coffee drinkers. Oprah, too, so you know it’s legit.
According to numerous peer-reviewed studies, a regular daily dose of coffee:
- Increases your ability to focus and pay attention to the task at hand rather than distraction dragons.
- Coffee drinking is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and other diseases.
- Individuals work together in teams more effectively and efficiently when they are drinking coffee. Perhaps, it’s a heightened sense of belonging and camaraderie.
Scientists and nutritionists don’t advocate for 3 gallons of it, though. Instead, they advise having between four and 8 cups (8 oz.) before mid-day.