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.

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.


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


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.

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 ).

Data-Driven Performance Feedback Helps Teams Improve Customer Outcomes

Speaker: Mickey Mantle, Founder and CEO at Wanderful Interactive Storybooks | Ron Lichty, Consultant: Interim VP Engineering, Author, Ron Lichty Consulting, Inc.

In this webinar Mickey Mantle and Ron Lichty will teach you why its important to have data driven performance reviews, the most effective way to use data in performance reviews, and how this data helps to align your employee proficiency with your company goals.

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.

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.

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.

The Difference Between Thought Leadership vs. People Leadership


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.

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.

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 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.

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.

ONE THING on Product Leadership

Product Culture

Product is the sort of leadership role that can pull the right team together and get them moving in the right direction. I learned cross-functional leadership from my first boss in Product, John Wang, who went on to be CMO of HTC. How did you learn leadership?

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?

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

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.

Refining Your Leadership Skills Begins With Internal Reflection

Spice Catalyst

Many young entrepreneurs today find that managing and growing a product or a business is more work than expected. You are ready to grab the reins of entrepreneurship and steer your way directly toward long-term… Digital Leadership and Strategy Featured

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 Tip 15: Reward Meeting Behavior You Want to See

Johanna Rothman

You might want to show them a value stream map for this decision: See Why Minimize Management Decision Time. This tip is the flip side of Leadership Tip 14: Reduce Other People’s Dependence on Your Decisions. This is a part of the series of leadership tips.

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Make Up of Senior Product Leadership


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.

The Future of Product Management

Speaker: Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, Founder and CEO of The Product School

Whether you’re charting a career, seeking industry intel direct from the (crowd)source, or curious about the product-led trajectory, join the CEO of the Product School, Carlos Gonzalez de Villaumbrosia, for a close up on the future of product management.

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 ».

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.

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.

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.

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.