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.

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

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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? While leadership studies do not assess women and men differently, the outcomes on how they express leadership in their organizations show tendencies. I would ask my manager, a trusted peer and mentor. Product Management

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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.

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.

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.

How to Cultivate Adaptive Product Leadership, by Jenn Kim & Sabin Sadeh

Mind the Product

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jenn Kim and Sabin Sadeh, Product Leads at Potato, share a method for how product managers can recognize when things aren’t going according to plan and get things back on track.

Leadership Development Tools

The Product Coalition

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

Designing and Using Your Product Leadership Scorecard by Ross Webb

Mind the Product

For product managers, there’s often a troubling disconnect within organisations. More specifically, the wider organisation (including senior stakeholders) often doesn’t understand what product management is, or what challenges we face [.].

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. The second challenge you face is leading can be comparatively large and heterogeneous group: Together, the development team and stakeholders are often more than nine people—the maximum number of individuals line managers are commonly recommended to lead. Leadership at Multiple Levels.

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. The second challenge you face is leading can be comparatively large and heterogeneous group: Together, the development team and stakeholders are often more than nine people—the maximum number of individuals line managers are commonly recommended to lead. Leadership at Multiple Levels.

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.

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

Hear Me on Techie Leadership Podcast

Johanna Rothman

I had the chance to be on Andrei Crudu's Techie Leadership podcast. I spoke mostly about the themes in Modern Management Made Easy. The post Hear Me on Techie Leadership Podcast appeared first on Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant.

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. I am very thankful that product leaders shared their lessons at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum, they’re helping to move the community forward and build better products that people love. Another hot topic at the MTP Leadership Forum was related to autonomy. Leadership can be Lonely.

Elevate Your Product Leadership Through Emotional Intelligence

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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.

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 most painful leadership lesson I learned

The Product Coalition

business startup design technology product-managementWhat being humbled at sport taught me about leading product teams Continue reading on Product Coalition ».

What is Product Leadership?

The Product Coalition

In a world of uncertainty, good product leadership may be the most important ingredient in building a high performing team. business entrepreneurship leadership product-management startupContinue reading on ProductCoalition.com ».

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. So I have a strong sense of what product managers want. So I fielded a survey in March to senior product managers, capturing their top questions and concerns about getting promoted.

Wartime Product Leadership lessons

The Product Coalition

So what does this mean for Product teams, and specifically product leadership? This is not a time for layers of hierarchy and management. Wartime Product Leadership lessons was originally published in Product Coalition on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. product-leadership teamwork leadership product-managementI’ve spent most of my career working in the travel industry.

The Product Growth Engine

Speaker: Dave Martin, Founder, Right to Left

How do you create sustainable growth? Do your product and feature releases achieve the desired results? In this talk, Dave Martin, founder at Right To Left, will explore how human bias repeatedly hinders product success and causes teams to miss out on their potential.

What Is Your Leadership Style

The Product Coalition

Find your leadership style and avoid the fake leadership traps Leadership comes in many shapes and forms, sizes, titles or lack thereof, and has a profound impact on whoever and whatever follows. Google defines leadership as “the action of leading a group of people or an organization”, and to lead as “organize and direct”, “be the principal player of a group”, or “set (a process) in motion” among many similar definitions. teamwork collaboration startup leadership

Georgie Smallwood on Product Culture, Leadership and Fintech

Mind the Product

Georgie Smallwood has a lot to say about the different ways that product management is practised around the world. In her opinion, there are marked differences in product management practice in AsiaPac and Europe. Georgie says her experience is that product management is more of a tech role in AsiaPac and is confused with product ownership. You might also like ‘Product Management in AsiaPac’ Strong and Established Community.

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. At last week’s #mtpcon San Francisco Product Leadership Forum, senior product professionals got together to discuss the current hot topics of career paths, talent management, and psychological safety. Theme 1: From Product Management to People Management. Spotting a Prospective People Manager. Managing People Isn’t for Everyone, and That’s OK.

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). Product leaders often find themselves in their position because they were the best of a bunch of product managers. You’re likely leading more people than you manage.

Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

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). If people don’t support that process and need to be ‘managed’, it points to an organisational issue. The post Insights from the #mtpcon London Product Leadership Forum – Part 2 appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

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. Because being a Product Manager is similar to being a conductor: you can’t make much sound without your band. you need to master professional and self leadership. What is Product Leadership?—?really?

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. They reduce the skills of the product managers and make effective products much harder to deliver and maintain. Product managers should be scanning the horizon for changes in consumer habits, competitors or new trends.

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. Australia’s shortage of seasoned product managers and mature product culture (but we’re improving!). [2] 2] Rich Spills the Beans on How to Progress Your Product Management Career touches on.

Authentic Leadership Practices

The Product Coalition

I work in the tech industry & manage a team of around 12 people with a range of product, delivery & engineering skills. I recently attended an excellent leadership programme, which led me to reflect more deeply on what makes a stand out leader. Of course, a large part of leadership is about designing good domain strategy & operating models etc, but this article focuses on the more emotive, people elements.

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. The post Don’t Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown appeared first on Mind the Product.

#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. A senior product manager needs to be able to work on more complex projects, with a less defined scope or outcome. They also need to be able to effectively manage difficult stakeholders in a collaborative fashion. Book suggestion: Product Leadership.

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 ».

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. You should therefore also work on your product management skills and become a well-rounded product professional. Get the Right Management Sponsor. Increase Your Referent Power.

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.

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. Hakim shares his background working in product strategy at large organizations as well as product management at smaller startups. Among product people, a product manager is seen as a leader.

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.

Podcast: Product Leadership, Career Planning, and Getting Fired/Hired

Mironov Consulting

Kent and I talked at length about product leadership; smokejumping into companies; moving up the career ladder; helping those who need it (in the current COVID-19 crisis and more generally); paying it forward ; and what product management interviewing feels like on the other side of the desk.