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.

Positioning with formulas

Under10 Playbook

In marketing, positioning is the process by which marketers try to create an image or identity in the minds of their target market for its product, brand, or organization.— Finally it hit me: “Are you trying to figure out my positioning?” ” Upgrade positioning.

Positioning (and naming) in tiers

Under10 Playbook

I was running a positioning exercise with a team of product managers and VPs. ” Maybe that’s why so much of the positioning I see is industry gobbledygook : Marketers are trying to impress the leadership instead of the customer. See Positioning with Formulas.

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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.

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.

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 While it can sometimes feel overused or outdated, I believe the principles of servant leadership remain as relevant today as they’ve ever been.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 – 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.

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 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.

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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 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.

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.

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Product Management – Three Tactics for Exerting Stronger Influence & Leadership

Proficientz – Product Management University

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Product Takeoff

Product Takeoff

From positioning your product in the market place to developing a customer journey map for their experience inside a store, both can be strategies that can define how the product will be rated.At Business Management Leadership Product Management Software Uncategorized

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The State of Product in AsiaPac

Mind the Product

Seeing the speed with which the industry has changed- it has been amazing to be a part of, so I’m really positive about it. Asia may be the future for many areas of business and culture, but in product it feels like most of the thought leadership is coming from Silicon Valley.

Listen to Understand: Listening Practices for Product People

Roman Pichler

To leverage the latter, listen to the other person with kindness: Try to develop a positive, warm-hearted attitude towards the individual. To overcome a negativity bias, bring to mind the person’s positive traits. Listen to Understand, not to Answer.

Are Your Product Leaders Good Enough?

BrainMates

This means, “Given enough time and enough promotion levels, every position in a firm will be occupied by someone who can’t do the job. ”. While learning is a necessity for great leadership, the love, passion and drive of Product Leaders to lead people are equally important.

Be a Balanced Product Leader, Not a Feature Broker or Product Dictator

Roman Pichler

One way to answer this question is to avoid unhelpful but common leadership styles. As its name suggests, this leadership style mediates between different parties and tries to broker a deal. Recognise Your Leadership Bias. Feature Broker and Product Dictator.

World Product Day: Organization as a Product by Neville Reeves

Mind the Product

His strategy was planning and positioning, and his tactics were his sequence of moves. In chess, it is key to position strategically for the opening game, then you can focus on options to move (execute), and always be aligned with the product vision.

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Win the “Customer Value” Relay Race and Dominate Your Market

Proficientz – Product Management University

There are seven legs in the race for market leadership. The marketing and sales enablement function has three goals: Create a corporate résumé (positioning) that communicates your strategic value to the market in the customers’ vocabulary. The key to market leadership is creating a “customer value” culture where every part of your organization aligns itself to the goals of the customer, then executes to make sure your portfolio is making customers measurably better at what they do.

Creating a “Customer Value” Culture, Powered by Product Management & Product Marketing

Proficientz – Product Management University

The answers are your core value propositions that drive marketing, sales, pricing, competitive positioning, etc. They understand what it takes to make those customers successful from the top of the organization down, and they have the strength and leadership skills to put the company on their back and drive the value culture across all disciplines. A customer value culture exists when your entire organization is driven by the strategic goals of your target customers.

Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders and Team Members

Roman Pichler

See it as an opportunity to improve your product management practice and leadership skills. Additionally, bring to mind the positive qualities of the difficult person. Product Leadership conflict product manager product owner stakeholders teamworkIt’s a Common Challenge.

Should Product Owners be Servant-Leaders?

Roman Pichler

What Is Servant-Leadership? Servant-leadership means that “one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead,” writes Robert Greenleaf , the creator of the servant-leadership model. To me, servant-leadership means leading from the heart : recognising that the people we work with are first and foremost human beings. Caring for the followers, the people we work with, is present in other leadership models, too.

Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value (Part 2 of 3)

bpma ProductHub

It is an intrinsic characteristic, meaning it doesn’t depend on any title, position, or resources. By exercising boldness in the face of uncertainty you add to your overall charisma regardless if you are right or wrong in your position, it is the action that matters.

The 3 Principles Agile Leaders Should Live By During An Organizational Transformation

Agile Velocity

While leaders still exhibit solid situational and personal leadership skills that make them strong individually, they’re adopting key new characteristics and exhibiting forward-thinking traits that set them apart. They can have an outsized positive impact.

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Story: Career Advice and Growing in Product Management

bpma ProductHub

The moral of the story is to be patient early in your career and listen to those that have been in your position before. Boston Women in Product Product Management Career Development Early Career Leadership

Leading Through Shared Goals

Roman Pichler

The Product Leadership Conundrum. At the same time, you can’t tell the individuals what to do or assign tasks to them, and you are typically not in a position to offer incentives, like a bonus or pay rise.

Decision Time: How Decision Rules Help You Make Better Product Decisions

Roman Pichler

When applied correctly, it also sends a positive signal to the appointed decision makers: it shows that you trust them and value their expertise. You can learn more about effective decision-making and using the right decision rule by attending my product leadership workshop.

Are Your Product Leaders Good Enough?

BrainMates

This means, “Given enough time and enough promotion levels, every position in a firm will be occupied by someone who can’t do the job. ”. While learning is a necessity for great leadership, the love, passion and drive of Product Leaders to lead people are equally important.

Great Leaders Know When to Unlearn the Past

Mind the Product

This month’s Mind the Product Leadership meetup in London was treated to a talk by business advisor and entrepreneur Barry O’Reilly. Any change needs to happen within the leadership team in order to be adopted by the rest of the organisation.

Mindfulness Tips for Product Managers and Product Owners

Roman Pichler

Tip #5: Be Positive. But I recommend that no matter how challenging things are, you should look for the positives, the healthy traits in people (without ignoring unhealthy habits and wrong behaviour). A great way to foster a positive attitude is to cultivate gratefulness.

Climbing the Product Management Career Ladder

bpma ProductHub

The definition of “strategic” is about results: delivering solutions that have strategic value to the customer, which in turn delivers strategic value to your organization in the form of growth, profitability and competitive position. Contributed by John Mansour.

Understand Your Power To Claim Your Value (Part 3 of 3)

bpma ProductHub

Develop your referent power by demonstrating confident behaviors such as assuming positive intent, sidestepping personal attacks and bullying behaviors, and lifting others up as you climb. Career Career Development Early Career Leadership Product Management Teamwork

How to Invest at the Margins by Andy Ayim

Mind the Product

Heighten Ambitions by Helping People to see Themselves in Leadership Roles. Things as small as recognising those with similar hair to us in positions of power can make a huge difference.

“I’ll Quit Unless…”

Mironov Consulting

The position was advertised as exciting and strategic and heroic, but turns out to be as unsexy as other jobs. Leadership Organizations Product Management clarity communication leadership management motivation

The Beginner’s Guide to Identifying Beta Program Metrics

Centercode

His leadership team asked him to develop a framework for measuring the success of his beta team efforts. By the end of this blog post, you’ll have a deeper understanding of how investing time into your beta program metrics can demonstrate your program’s worth to executive leadership.

Remember HiPPOs are Humans too…

Mind the Product

In essence, this approach and both the above phrases look to discount the power which people in these positions hold, so that the team can get on with doing what it believes to be important.

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