Lessons in fearless leadership

Mind the Product

Ronke Majekodunmi, currently Senior Product Manager for Large Enterprise at PayPal, has a lot of sound advice about how to lead cross-functional teams fearlessly as a product manager. Read more » The post Lessons in fearless leadership appeared first on Mind the Product.

5 lessons in product leadership

Mind the Product

On Monday 27 September, product leaders gathered at the MTP Engage Leadership Forum in Hamburg for the first face-to-face event after a tiringly long break forced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Read more » The post 5 lessons in product leadership appeared first on Mind the Product.

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Leadership. Culture.

The Product Coalition

In the end, each contributor and manager has his goals and measurements driven by the management. Leadership. inspiration product-management leadership cultureLately, I joined the executive excellence program by Hoffman-Koffman( I met the fantastic Fred Kofman ).

Women in Product Management: Gaining Recognition – You Asked, We Answered.

280 Group

This month, we presented a webinar from our Product Management Leadership series – No Bragging Required: How Women in PM Can Get the Recognition They Deserve. How are behavioral / leadership test assessed differently for women and men? Have a conversation with your manager.

Architect Your Organization for Effectiveness, Productivity, and Joy

Speaker: Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

As a senior software leader, you likely spend more time working on the architecture of your systems than the architecture of your organization. Yet, structuring our teams and organizations is a critical factor for success. In fact, the impact of software architecture parallels the impact of organizational structure. We are excited to welcome Ron Lichty, co-author of a seminal book on managing software teams and a well-known speaker, he’ll speak to organizing for effectiveness, productivity and joy.

How to lead your product – Part 1: Leadership and management

Mind the Product

What really is the difference between managing and leading your product. Don’t product managers need to be able to both manage and lead? Read more » The post How to lead your product – Part 1: Leadership and management appeared first on Mind the Product.

The Difference Between Thought Leadership vs. People Leadership

ProductPlan

At times, product professionals fail to realize the similarities and differences between thought leadership vs people leadership. A compelling thought leader most likely started as a people leader, such as a manager or a director. The Start of Thought Leadership.

What Is Product Leadership?

The Product Coalition

This month, we’re focusing on all things Product Leadership. Before we start diving into the ins and outs of leadership in Product Management, it’s important to ask and to understand what we mean by Product Leadership. they’re in a Product leadership role.

Skip Level Meetings: Twelve Questions Product Managers Can Ask Leadership

The Product Coalition

Skip level meetings are one-on-one meetings where you meet your manager’s manager. product-management leadership skip-levelThese kinds of meetings are important because… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Product Leadership is Hard by Marty Cagan

Mind the Product

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital keynote, Marty Cagan, author of ”Inspired” and “Empowered”, explains the important role of product leadership in any great product company–and why it’s so hard to get right.

An Adult Conversation About Estimates

Speaker: Beekey Cheung, Software Consultant, Professor Beekums, LLC

Estimates are a contentious topic in software development. Most of our development teams hate providing estimates and many managers are starting to view them as unnecessary. As senior software leaders, how can we determine whether estimates are helpful or harmful to our teams? We are excited to be joined by Beekey Cheung, a software consultant and blogger known as Professor Beekums, who has helped many leaders and teams go from fearing estimates to using them appropriately. He'll walk us through the value of estimates, how to overcome the hesitancy many have in giving them, and how to provide better estimates.

The Challenge of Leadership: Asking for Help

Mind the Product

The post The Challenge of Leadership: Asking for Help appeared first on Mind the Product. Business Strategy Product Leadership good product leadership Interview product consultant product leader product leadership product management interview

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. While the three roles exercise different leadership, the people involved must effectively collaborate to achieve product success and align product strategy, roadmap, backlog, design and technology, and process decisions—without losing focus of their respective core responsibility. [1]. The post Product Leadership in Scrum appeared first on Roman Pichler.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. To be a successful leader and contributor, carefully manage your time and adopt a sustainable pace.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. To be a successful leader and contributor, carefully manage your time and adopt a sustainable pace.

The State of Product Leadership Report 2021

Delivery is the top success metric for product leaders. But should it be? This is just one of the findings in this year’s State of Product Leadership report. Download the report to discover more ways product management is changing in 2021.

SUNDAY REWIND: How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products – Oluwatobi Otokiti

Mind the Product

As our Product Leadership Focus Week draws to a close, we figured it would be a good idea to end on a high and look back on this inspirational first-time talk from Oluwatobi Otokiti for this Sunday Rewind episode. Product Leadership Leadership Product leadership

40 Leadership Qualities that Can Make You a Great Product Manager

The Product Coalition

The success of any product strategy depends on the attributes and dedication of a quality product manager. product-management data-science leadership nlp product-developmentLet’s explore 40 attributes… Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Servant Leadership for Product Managers

ProductCraft

Over the past few years, I’ve witnessed and been part of the evolution of the product manager role and product management as a discipline. Yesterday, product management was mostly unknown unless you were already in it. Read more » The post Servant Leadership for Product Managers appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Perspectives Education Leadership PM Role

Cross-Cultural Leadership is Product Management

Feedback Loop

Product Management cross cultural leadershipDilip Ramachandran is the founder/CEO and chief product therapist of Nimi and author of Gangsta Vision.

How to Sell Your Roadmap to Your Leadership Team

Speaker: Brett Truka, CEO, Devetry

A product roadmap needs to both capture your product’s strategy and outline your execution plan. Because these documents are such an essential component of your job as product manager, you also need to strategize your roadmap presentation. In other words, you need to speak your executive suite’s language. In this webinar, Brett Truka, CEO of Devetry, shares his experiences and advice on how to successfully sell your roadmap to your leadership team.

Leadership Tip #11: Substitute the Word Trust for Empower

Johanna Rothman

However, every manager's micromanagement pervades all levels. Management—not the teams—often chose a Scrum board with three columns. Why do managers persist in demanding teams use a “standard” board, or use “standard” metrics, such as velocity?

5 Timeless Principles of Agile Leadership

Modus Create

Executives across industries are reimagining leadership principles that thrive in an agile business environment — principles that don’t treat change as an anomaly but a culture. . What is Agile Leadership? 5 Principles of Agile Leadership. Agile Our Perspective Leadership

6 Product Leadership Interview Questions and Answers

ProductPlan

Before hiring a product leader, you need to ensure that you understand the most essential product leadership interview questions that can help better inform your hiring decision. . Not Every Product Manager Should Be (or Wants to Be) a People Manager.

The Make Up of Senior Product Leadership

ProductPlan

They hold qualified women back from climbing career ladders and reaching a senior product leadership position. Product management has long been a field where women have thrived and significantly impacted their companies and industries.

Trends and Benchmarks in Product Management 2020 Global Report

A comprehensive global report on Product Management with over 70 graphs based on a survey of over 2000 product professionals. Insights from topics: Leadership and Culture| People|Organization|Salaries |Process and Product

The Leadership Side of Product Management – What Does It Really Mean?

Product Management University

The leadership side of product management reaches its pinnacle when you have the complete trust of executives, marketing, sales, engineering, finance, customer success, and customers. Product management leadership comes in two flavors. Product Management

The Leadership Side of Product Management – What Does It Really Mean?

Product Management University

The leadership side of product management reaches its pinnacle when you have the complete trust of executives, marketing, sales, engineering, finance, customer success, and customers. Product management leadership comes in two flavors.

How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products – Oluwatobi Otokiti

Mind the Product

An inspirational first-time talk from Tobi Otokiti asking us as product managers to consider ourselves as the product. See yourself as a product leader, not just a manager, and genuinely care for your team.

Leadership Development Tools

The Product Coalition

leadership startup management business productA collection of models to help your product organization Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Leadership strategies to improve workplace culture

Lead on Purpose

Whether you are an executive manager of a large corporation or the IT guy who has no subordinates, you need to step into … Continue reading → Leadership collaboration Communication enthusiasmGuest post by Gabe Nelson Great leaders inspire.

Innovative Leadership is Product Management

Feedback Loop

Laura Flessner is the founder and CEO of Mindtap

Leadership Tip 8: Stop Focusing on Happiness & Measure Satisfaction Instead

Johanna Rothman

Do you or your managers want people to be happy at work? For example, if your manager has not maintained their one-on-ones with you? You might feel stress, a lack of social relationships, worry that your job satisfaction doesn't match what your manager thinks.

Five Under-Appreciated Aspects of Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

Often we talk more about the technical skills, like, portfolio management, being more strategic, etc but being good at those things mean nothing if you can’t build a culture conducive to good product management practices. to portfolio manage, set strategic intent, make big bets, etc?—?although

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Leadership 101: Be A Practitioner, Not Just A Manager!

NextBigWhat

I learned about leadership & scaling from Sheryl Sandberg. My direct manager for 10+ yrs, we spent countless hours together in weekly 1x1s (she attended religiously), meetings, offsites, dinners, travel, etc. Execs often fall into the trap of only managing rather than doing.

Elevate Your Product Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence

280 Group

The Product Leadership Challenge Product Managers have a most distinct leadership challenge: standing at the hub of a multitude of departments and bringing together people with disparate goals and skills, you have all the responsibility for creating a successful whole product yet you have little formal authority to direct the actions of others. Therefore, successful product management requires highly effective leadership.

Leadership Tip #10: Commit Coherent & Meaningful Work to a Team

Johanna Rothman

Many managers feel the need to get more and more done. Or the managers might feel the need for more revenue. Some managers deal with this problem by slicing and dicing feature sets into smaller chunks of work. How Managers Make Project Portfolio Decisions.

Empathy in Product Management

Roman Pichler

Why is Empathy Important in Product Management? First, empathy is the foundation for effective leadership. You can find more guidance on how to listen effectively in my article Listening Practices for Product People and in my book How to Lead in Product Management.

Five Ways to Use Product Management Best Practices

As you move into the new year you can help your product team prepare for success by exercising those product leadership muscles and implementing product management best practices. Here are our top tips for how you can lay the right foundations and get your product strategy off to a flying start.