Leadership styles for directing small teams

Lead on Purpose

Leadership differs depending on the size of the group you’re leading. For most product managers, the people they lead work on different teams and the individuals they need to influence don’t report to them.

Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. Providing the right product leadership is demanding; it requires a specific skills set and usually your full attention as the person in charge of the product.

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. Perspectives Education Leadership PM Role

Creative Leadership by John Maeda

Mind the Product

” This requires a new style of leadership, that eschews power structures and authority. Leadership is about pushing decision making to the person with the most context to make the right decision. But today that knowledge and context is spread throughout the team and organisation, and leadership is about bringing together that context so the team can make a decision together. The post Creative Leadership by John Maeda appeared first on Mind the Product.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

5 Product Leadership Lessons From the #mtpcon Leadership Forum 2017

Mind the Product

Last week I joined the Mind the Product Leadership Forum in London. A product manager is like a leader of a band. Another hot topic at the MTP Leadership Forum was related to autonomy. Leadership can be Lonely.

The Product Leadership Career Ladder

Mironov Consulting

In addition to my formal coaching of product leaders (Directors, VPs and CPOs who directly manage teams of product managers), I talk with lots of senior individual contributors about the risks and challenges of moving “up the ladder” into product leadership roles.

Insights From the #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

As product management evolves, so do the challenges and questions facing product management leaders. Theme 1: From Product Management to People Management. Spotting a Prospective People Manager. Consider what’s driving someone who wants to manage people.

Elevate Your Product Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence

280 Group

Therefore, successful product management requires highly effective leadership. When leadership is stripped of authority we discover the key element for being able to lead others comes down.[continue Career Advancement Product Management Leadership Phenomenal Product Manager

How to Organize the Product Success Leadership Team

Spice Catalyst

Developing Strategic Leadership The greatest limitation on success and growth is the availability of leadership talent. The good thing is that leadership skills can be learned. Leadership builds on the company’s vision, values, and mission plus its strategy.

Brainrants on Product Leadership

Mironov Consulting

In support of Leading The Product , Ivy Hornibrook and I did an hour-long interview that Brainmates turned into three linked posts: [1] Rich Talks About Bad and Good Product Management includes discussion of. Not tolerating bad management if it’s making you miserable.

Product Leadership in Financial Services by Hakim Mendjeli

Mind the Product

What is product leadership? In this ProductTank London talk, Hakim Mendjeli – Managing Director of French Digital , shares his perspective and experience as a practitioner of product leadership in the financial services industry.

Insights from the #mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – Part 3

Mind the Product

In Part 3 of our Product Leadership Forum recap, you can see an overview of the remaining insights from this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum (if you missed them, you can take a look back at Part 1 and Part 2). You’re likely leading more people than you manage.

What is Product Leadership?—?really?

The Product Coalition

What is Product Leadership?—?really? Photo by rob walsh on Unsplash With so many Product Management articles out there, let’s talk ‘Product Leadership’ for a change. Product Leadership is NOT necessarily about having the best Product Manager skills.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 2

Mind the Product

In Part 2 of our Product Leadership Forum recap, we take a look at yet more insights shared by a group of senior product leaders during #mtpcon 2019 (if you missed Part 1, take a look here).

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 1

Mind the Product

Held in the lovely Barbican Conservatory , this year’s #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum brought together a group of senior product leaders for the type of conversations that can only happen behind closed doors. Many leaders will be managing different types of products.

Technical Product Leadership from Head to Toe

The Product Coalition

product-management leadershipBy Robert Elves, Senior Director of Product, Tasktop Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The day before Mind the Product London 2017 we ran a forum for invited product leaders on a series of topics with some of the leading product managers from around the world. Here’s what we learned about product leadership. Book suggestion: Product Leadership.

Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum

Mind the Product

The Product Leadership Forum is a chance for senior product professionals to discuss the challenges they face in a safe environment. The product manager role is evolving at pace and this means that there are a range of conversations that are hard to have in public.

Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

Mind the Product

Scale through strong, service-based leadership. Motown maintained short iteration cycles, balanced data with instinct, and kept a culture that allowed individuals to challenge leadership. Leadership is Culture. Your leadership will reflect in your organization’s culture.

Power Up: Three Ways to Increase Your Product Leadership Power

Roman Pichler

Challenging situations are great opportunities to grow as a human being and by doing so, you increase your leadership power. To increase your expertise, strengthen your understanding of the market or domain and the product, as well as your product management savviness.

Product Principles – A Leadership Tool

BrainMates

The Product Leadership struggle is akin to the Entrepreneurship struggle because the role has no clear learning path. If you’re serious about your craft as a Product practitioner, spend time reflecting and penning what’s important to you when developing and managing products.

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. This is a book that shows Product Management has come of age.

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Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg

Mind the Product

He has a background in the public and private sectors and he begins his ProductTank NYC presentation with a quote from Steve Jobs, which underpins the central concept of Servant Leadership. To describe the diverse behaviours of work environments where flexible forms of product leadership is essential, Josh also looks at the structures of some big companies, like Amazon and Microsoft. Josh points out, though, that people rarely report to product managers.

How to Apply Lateral Leadership in Agile Environments by Tim Herbig

Mind the Product

Lateral leadership describes the art of efficiently influencing others around you without formal authority. It is essential for succeeding in the implicit leadership position that product managers find themselves in. Why Servant Leadership is not Enough.

Design leadership as a subversive activity

Inside Intercom

Design management can be a strange beast. On the other hand, it’s your job to, well, manage them and keep everyone pointed in the right direction and behaving as one coherent unit. The essence of design leadership is the inverse of what I had assumed.

Improving Product Leadership Skills

Tim Herbig

While most of the product managers out there are still finding their place in this new domain; we see product people starting’grow up’ in their organizations. That either means you look at growing horizontally in your field or begin to embark on the management path of becoming a product leader.… The post Improving Product Leadership Skills appeared first on Tim Herbig.

The Next Generation of Customer Success Leadership

Gainsight

You’ll hear all about these trends beyond just the leadership question at Pulse, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek with this post. As CEOs and CS teams go through this transition, both sides are trying to determine the type of leadership needed for this “2020” phase.

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

Jo’s plan to break News UK out of this way of working was to build a strategy-focused product team, manage loved products, and work up a new approach to product development. The product manager’s role is to look after a product lifecycle.

Videocast: Moving Up into a Product Leadership Role

Mironov Consulting

Mike Belsito of Product Collective hosted this half-hour live Q&A about product management organizations and careers. We talked about: How managing products is different from managing product teams. Ways to prepare for (and signal interest in) product leadership roles.

Auckland, 29 August: Product Management Leadership Games

Mironov Consulting

Topic: Product Management Leadership Games. Rich Mironov coaches small groups of product leaders and product management teams worldwide. Featured Events executives leadership lean management organizations politics product management validation

6 Questions for Determining Your Leadership Philosophy

The Product Coalition

I’ve had multiple occasions recently to reflect on my own leadership philosophy. Not only have I been asked about it explicitly, but in several conversations with friends and others, the topic of leadership has come up with both positive and negative examples.

Product Leadership Book Review? – What we Learned

Mind the Product

The long awaited book Product Leadership is finally about to hit our Kindles, iPads and possibly even our hands. It’s a book that shows product leadership to be a mentality and style, rather than a set of rules. This is a book that shows Product Management has come of age.

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The State of Product Leadership 2019

ProductCraft

When you think of a great product manager, what images come to mind? The post The State of Product Leadership 2019 appeared first on ProductCraft by Pendo. Is it the knowing gaze of the rare creative genius, the Jobsian visionary who can see around corners and intuit customer needs?

Nulab Drinking Code: Product Management & Leadership

Nulab

This time, our meetup theme was “Product Management, Strategy & Leadership” and it was a great pleasure for us to host our invited speakers: Jay Fong, Product Strategy Lead ( honestbee Singapore ).

Sept 23, Cleveland: “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” Workshop

Mironov Consulting

What: “Moving Up Into Product Leadership” Workshop. In this half-day workshop, you’ll dig into the role of Product Leader or Director/VP of Product Management. Product leadership career funnel. Where: INDUSTRY Conference, Cleveland OH.

3 Ways To Use Servant Leadership In Your Organization

Agile Velocity

Servant leadership is a term that’s been around for decades. While it can sometimes feel overused or outdated, I believe the principles of servant leadership remain as relevant today as they’ve ever been. Applying Servant Leadership To Every Level Of An Organization.

Servant Leadership: A 4-Step Playbook

Gainsight

Nowadays, I don’t hear many stories about servant leadership in the media. I think we need more compelling stories of leadership in our lives. Servant leadership is the idea that leaders serve their teams rather than teams serving their leaders.

Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership

Proficientz – Product Management University

What are some things product management can do to exert more influence and demonstrate stronger leadership? Most product management professionals readily admit they spend too much time in the weeds on tasks that, at the end of the day, don’t contribute much to the overall mission of the organization. ” A slight variation applies to product management – you are what you do.

Prioritizing Leadership and Management in Product Teams

Craft.io

When the leadership vs. management question comes up, it is often assumed that the right path is graduating from management to leadership. Traditionally, leadership vs. management skills are presented as such: Leaders. Managers. Manage risks.