How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

You consequently don’t have any transactional power : You cannot tell people what to do; you cannot assign tasks to them; and you are typically not in a position to offer a bonus, pay raise, or other incentives. While you might know who would be best suited to work as a stakeholder or team member, you are typically not in a position to hand-pick people. What’s more, do not de-prioritise your leadership work even when push comes to shove and you are pressed for time.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Roman Pichler

You consequently don’t have any transactional power : You cannot tell people what to do; you cannot assign tasks to them; and you are typically not in a position to offer a bonus, pay raise, or other incentives. While you might know who would be best suited to work as a stakeholder or team member, you are typically not in a position to hand-pick people. What’s more, do not de-prioritise your leadership work even when push comes to shove and you are pressed for time.

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Leadership Without Authority By Aeneas McDonnell

Mind the Product

Positioning to lead. In this world, it’s indicated that you generally need to be in a position of authority in order to lead. Leadership, he says, is a choice you make rather than a place where you sit. Also, despite people in positions of authority being the ones that lead, authority doesn’t always lead to good outcomes. To lead from such positions, it requires putting structures in place to be able to influence. Positioning to Lead.

The Art of Positive Confrontation

The Product Coalition

“ -That’s the feeling a positive facilitator has… Continue reading on ProductCoalition.com ». leadership software-engineering scrum project-management product-management“Looks like this isn’t working. This sort of thing happens. I need to try something else.“

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

To get the position right, you’ll need to do some research into the main user classes that make up your customer mix. In meetings, adjust the position of the dots. the feature positions in your Packaging Decision Framework, noting where on the value scale (x-axis) each feature falls.

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. Done well, the outcomes of strong product leadership are collaboration, clear job roles, focus on customer value, aligned goals, and more successful products. At some point, I might want to be in a position like yours.

Authentic Leadership Practices

The Product Coalition

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. For me, authentic leadership is a style that resonates personally & delivers on these points. leadership technology emotional-intelligence authentic-leadership

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. The post Servant Leadership – Josh Goldenberg appeared first on Mind the Product.

#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – What we Learned

Mind the Product

Here’s what we learned about product leadership. It’s better to start with trust as a default position than something that must be earned. Another key function of product leadership is to drive collaboration with other parts of the business. Book suggestion: Product Leadership. If your change increases any of these elements, it is likely to be seen as positive. Product Leadership is Maturing.

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. Despite his role as founder and CEO, Gordy continued to write and produce songs, but his position offered no guarantee that his songs would be selected to be released. Leadership is Culture. Your leadership will reflect in your organization’s culture.

How Product Management & Product Marketing Lead From a Position of Strength

Proficientz

And that market knowledge is the key to leading from a position of strength. That influence is the key to strong leadership. The words vision, leadership, market knowledge and influence are tattooed all over them. If product management and product marketing are going to get ahead of the curve and end their frustrations when it comes to leadership and influence, strong market knowledge is the lynchpin and there have to be market owner roles that lead those efforts.

The 5 Pillars Of Good Design Leadership

StudioTeam

What does leadership entail in the context of design? How does an organization benefit from strong design leadership? Here, we are only concentrating on leadership in relation to design for digital products and services.

How Patreon Embraces Cross-Functional Data Leadership

Amplitude

A large part of their success can be attributed to effective cross-functional data leadership. 3 Keys to Strong Cross-Functional Data Leadership. Strong cross-functional data leadership is dependent on more than just collaboration and communication.

Product Positioning Strategy In Economic Volatility: Lessons From The Obviously Awesome April Dunford

Gainsight

April Dunford sat in the back of a marketing class at Northwestern University in Chicago, where her professor gave an example of a product positioning statement. ” It was then that April realized nobody knew how to answer the question or create a formal marketing positioning statement.

Leadership Skills for the New Normal

Agile Velocity

Leadership Skills that focus on “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools”. While no doubt mastering work from home (WFH) technology is important and maintaining communication is vital, a great leader will focus on leadership skills that make sure the teams they serve don’t skew their values too far to the right with regard to “Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.”. Great Leadership Skills. Leadership

Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

Many product teams find themselves in a service-like position – where they act on requirements decided elsewhere in the business. The post Product Leadership at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe appeared first on Mind the Product. Product Leadership Product Management Skills News UK product leadership product-led roadmaps The Sun The Times

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. This got me examining my leadership style and the principles that make up my overall philosophy. So What is a Leadership Philosophy? Why Determine Your Leadership Philosophy?

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. The core tenets of Product Management are a natural breeding ground for leadership roles. Leadership is empowering people around you to see the vision, strategy, or a mission.

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Path to leadership: Exploring how current managers obtained their leadership role

Nulab

Of course, any advice worth considering will at least mention leadership. Owning key projects, seeking a more left-to-right view of the business, and pushing new goals are a few ways you can demonstrate leadership potential when seeking a new role. What does the path to leadership really look like, and is it the same regardless of age or gender? Foundation of leadership. In contrast, just over 1 in 4 millennials identified leadership as a trait rather than a skill.

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. In this talk from this year’s MTP Engage in Hamburg, I share some advice on how product people can use lateral leadership in managing agile teams. They also didn’t appreciate the importance that lateral leadership already had in their daily business life.

Resilient Leadership During Challenging Times

ProductPlan

Resilient Leadership During Challenging Times. Teams that feel safe also tend to trust each other and are, in turn, well-positioned to step up in times of crisis. If you and your leadership team have hired right, then, hopefully, you have a deep bench of intrinsically motivated people. Our leadership team also increased the frequency of our communication to stay aligned. I will often share with my leadership team when I’m struggling with an important decision.

The Four Cornerstones of Mindful Leadership

The Product Coalition

As a first-time founder, I have been reflecting a lot on leadership, mindfulness, and how much of a difference it makes in how I work and interact with my team. While a lot can be said on the subject, I’ve focussed on four cornerstones of mindful leadership. I hope this take on Mindful Leadership, in the context of a startup/business, resonates with you. Remember that feedback isn’t always negative, use this occasion to count all the positive things too!

Eoghan McCabe on the importance of authenticity in leadership

Inside Intercom

In a wide-ranging conversation, Eoghan explored the complex nature of ambition, the role of self-doubt in creating our drive to succeed, and the crucial role of authenticity in leadership. What distinguishes good leadership from bad?

Growing the Amplitude Leadership Team

Amplitude

Today, I am excited to share that we are growing our leadership team at Amplitude with world-class executives to take on these challenges. Hoang has served in leadership roles at many fast-growth consumer internet startups. and held management positions at NetIQ and Deloitte. As a part of these changes, Sandhya Hegde , our head of marketing will be joining the executive leadership team.

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. The core tenets of Product Management are a natural breeding ground for leadership roles. Leadership is empowering people around you to see the vision, strategy, or a mission.

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Best Leadership Qualities – Top Examples, Definition and Skills

The Basics of Product Management

The best leadership qualities and skills need to be developed over time. Learn from some of the best leadership examples to accelerate your career growth. True leaders start exhibiting leadership traits even before people officially start reporting into them. In some fields like product management and project management, every single person is expected to display leadership qualities. Leadership Qualities. Leadership Examples – Leadership Qualities.

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. Employees want their work to have meaning and clear purpose–and they’ll seek out positions where their contributions have a tangible impact. Applying Servant Leadership To Every Level Of An Organization. The Role of Servant Leadership in Agile.

Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership

Proficientz

What are some things product management can do to exert more influence and demonstrate stronger leadership? ″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none” last=”no” hover_type=”none” link=”” border_position=”all”][fusion_tagline_box backgroundcolor=”#f4f4f4″ shadow=”yes” shadowopacity=”0.7″

Reddit’s Nick Caldwell on engineering leadership

Inside Intercom

He had to quickly determine which team members displayed a potential for leadership and teach them the fundamentals of management so they could make new hires and scale – without ruining the culture. I hosted Nick on the podcast, where we discussed the differences between management and leadership, fostering diversity in tech, and more. Here are five quick takeaways: Management and leadership aren’t one and the same. Podcast Startups engineering teams leadership management

How to Write & Format Your Resume For a Product Manager Position

The Product Coalition

Sure, there are some junior positions out there that can be reached with a few months’ experience and a prestigious certification. However, most of the time professionals who undertake the transition aim to build the following story with their resume: their gradual acquisition of product skills across different positions and functions. This means tailoring your documents to reflect the industry, company and position that you are applying for.

Introducing the Bain Public SOAP™ Product Leadership Framework. A Practical Definition.

Bain Public

Then, from this position of strength, we guide your organization to structure and prioritize the launch and development of new products that will, in turn, go through their own lifecycle stages for sustained, profitable performance over time.

B2B Product Manager Magazine December 2020

Proficientz

Transform product marketing from a tactical sales support function to a strategic leadership function. Blog Positioning & Sales Enablement Strategy & Product PlanningB2B Product Manager December 2020 Issue.

Leadership is decision making. Here are 2 simple frameworks to make better decisions

SidsAvenue

Being in Leadership position is all about decision-making. HAT What are we thinking about BLUE "The Big Picture" WHITE "Facts & Information" RED "Feelings & Emotions" BLACK "Critical Judgement" YELLOW "Positive" GREEN "New Ideas" How do I use it For a given feature/service, I consciously wear each hat and think about that feature/service. Yellow Hat - Focus on Positive aspects The proactive folks would be happy to use the service and plan for their Career ahead.

What is your Product Leader Superpower? | Fearless Product Leadership

Fearless Product

Are you trying to position yourself for a new product leader job? In this episode see and hear how 5 product leaders describe the superpower that has most helped them succeed in multiple product leadership roles in B2B, B2C, startup, growth and mature companies. Are you trying to position yourself for a new product leader job? WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT LEADER SUPERPOWER? Are you a new product leader wondering where to most focus your attention?

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What is your Product Leader Superpower? | Fearless Product Leadership

Fearless Product

Are you trying to position yourself for a new product leader job? In this episode see and hear how 5 product leaders describe the superpower that has most helped them succeed in multiple product leadership roles in B2B, B2C, startup, growth and mature companies. Are you trying to position yourself for a new product leader job? WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT LEADER SUPERPOWER? Are you a new product leader wondering where to most focus your attention?

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Stop Selling Your Product, Start Selling Your Point of View | April Dunford | BoS USA Online 2020

Business of Software Conference

Fresh talks on entrepreneurship, product, marketing, leadership, hiring, and more dropping each week. This is a talk about positioning, but a little bit more about how you communicate your positioning or share your positioning. So you got to start with positioning.

How to Create Business Requirements That Improve Marketing & Sales

Proficientz

is critical to the reputation of the company, its leadership and financial future. It’s important to understand industry best practices here before you build or position a solution. Product Management Playbook Market & Customer Insights Positioning & Sales EnablementHere’s how to create business requirements that boost your marketing and sales proficiency.

5 Key Responsibilities of Intentional Leadership of a Remote Product Team

ProductPlan

5 Key Responsibilities of Intentional Leadership of a Remote Product Team. 5 Key Responsibilities of Intentional Leadership of a Remote Product Team. Some managers might feel inclined to overcorrect the lack of visual proof positive by micromanaging. InVision, which boasts one of the largest fully remote teams, developed this strategic set of communication tools to help people stay positive and productive.

Bain Public to give a Product Leadership Workshop at Next AI

Bain Public

At Bain Public, we understand the need for solid product leadership and that product mission alignment is one of the key factors to the success of any product. Paul will also be offering free one-on-one coaching sessions to the cohort, who can later choose to benefit from Bain Public’s 12-week Leadership in product workshop series generously funded by the Quebec government’s PACME program.

How to Create Business Requirements That Improve Product Marketing & Sales Proficiency

Proficientz

Here’s how to create business requirements that help product marketing and sales do a better job of positioning and selling value. is critical to the reputation of the company, its leadership and financial future. It’s important to understand industry best practices here and what customers are thinking before you build or position a solution. Product Management Playbook Market & Customer Insights Positioning & Sales Enablement