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.

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? Have a conversation with your manager.


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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 ).

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Product Leadership beyond Managing PMs

Mironov Consulting

Cyrus Eslamian hosts the “ Product Manager Hub ” podcast. He invited me on to talk about product leadership, organizations, working across departmental silos.

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.

Leadership Development Tools

The Product Coalition

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

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.

Conversations, Conflict and Leadership – Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

Mind the Product

A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Roman’s new book is How to Lead in Product Management.

September Roundup: Leadership mistakes, stakeholder management, discovery and more

Mind the Product

In it, we covered leadership mistakes, strategic thinking, discovery, stakeholder management, burnout and more. The post September Roundup: Leadership mistakes, stakeholder management, discovery and more appeared first on Mind the Product.

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.

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.

Servant Leadership for Product Managers


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

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 [.].

Leadership Tip #3: Use No As a Complete Sentence

Johanna Rothman

I wrote more about No words in Manage It! and Manage Your Project Portfolio.). However, this post is about how you manage your feelings. The team might be a management team, as in Practical Ways to Lead an Innovative Organization.

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.

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.

Leadership Tip #4: Admit When You Don’t Know

Johanna Rothman

Maybe a senior manager asks, “When can the customers expect this particular feature?” ” Or your manager asks, “How does this specific architecture work for our product?” That’s one of the reasons people think management can exist without leadership.

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.

Podcast: Product Leadership beyond Managing PMs

Mironov Consulting

I joined Cyrus Eslamian for an episode of his Product Manager Hub podcast. Events 2020 Leadership Organizations Product Management empathy executives leadership management motivation organizations trust

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

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.

Leadership Tip #5: Learn How to Ask for Help

Johanna Rothman

See Leadership Tip #4: Admit When You Don’t Know.). But I'm going to talk about a manager. However, the senior managers didn't change their actions. The middle managers actively acted against the framework. Meeting with senior leadership helped Don learn as part of a team.

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

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. teamwork collaboration startup leadership

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.

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. Today there are 45 product managers.

Leadership Without Authority on Steroids

The Product Coalition

Leadership without authority is product management 101. and this time use it with the entire management team. I know that because it takes everything you were already doing as a product manager and brings it to a higher level?—?both

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.

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 ».

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.

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


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.

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. product-leadership teamwork leadership product-managementI’ve spent most of my career working in the travel industry.

Leadership Tip #6: Give Credit as Often as Possible

Johanna Rothman

Now, you're in a senior management meeting, where your boss says, “Thanks, Jim, for all that hard work.” Now, senior management acknowledges you. Tell senior managers that the team succeeded. They succeeded, not because anyone was a 10x Developer or Manager.

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.