Bridging the leadership gap in innovation

Lead on Purpose

For example, according … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning mission visionGuest post by Jesse Nieminen We’re living in an age where many industries are facing big changes. To thrive, or even survive, most companies need to find ways to innovate. Yet, most companies fail to do that.

How to create product vision

Lead on Purpose

One of the key elements of a successful product management organization is creating the vision for your products—the ‘why’ that drives their purchase and the factors that make them successful in their markets. When you nail the product vision, you’re … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management execution product vision research strategic leadership

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3 Ways To Stop Sleep Walking Through Your Leadership Legacy

Lead on Purpose

Like most executives in highly pressured sectors, John feels … Continue reading → Leadership intentional legacy visionGuest article by Glain Roberts-McCabe “She was completely whole and yet never fully complete” ?Maquita Maquita Donyel Irvin One day, I was having lunch with John, a successful CEO of a national retailer.

Podcast: Roadmaps, OKRs, Vision and Prioritisation with Bruce McCarthy

Mind the Product

He joined us live at the Mind the Product Leadership Forum to chat about how he builds his own roadmaps, prioritisation, product vision, OKRs and quite a bit more. Owning your product vision. Owning your product vision. *

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Product Leadership in Scrum

Roman Pichler

Three Types of Leadership. Each role provides a distinct type of leadership. Providing the right product leadership is demanding; it requires a specific skills set and usually your full attention as the person in charge of the product.

Is Your Product Vision Moving People in the Right Direction?

The Product Coalition

A meaningful, motivating product vision enables teams to advance to a purpose-driven mindset. Because Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is a nightmare Not exactly a Japanese proverb , but close enough. A better future depends on vision and action.

Inspiring Teams with Product Vision

Mind the Product

In this in-depth and inspiring talk, Keela Robinson , Founder and CEO PM Loop, unpacks what vision is, why it matters and how to find it. Vision comprises your Values, Purpose and Envisioned Future. In short, they are inspired and guided by your vision.

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Vision vs. Strategy

svpg

I’ve explained that the context typically needs to be the product vision, and a specific set of outcome-based objectives for each team (OKR’s are an effective way to do that). I’ve already written about outcome-based objectives , and in this article I want to talk more about product vision, and especially how important the role of product strategy is in delivering on the product vision. Product Vision. Overview.

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How to Define a Clear IoT Vision

Tech Product Management

In this episode of the IoT Product Leadership podcast, we discuss how to define a clear IoT vision. The post How to Define a Clear IoT Vision appeared first on Daniel Elizalde. Today I have not one, but two incredible Product experts in the show. My guests are Bruce McCarthy and C. Todd Lombardo. Bruce and C. Todd are experienced Product Leaders and co-authors of the book: Product Roadmaps Relaunched, which […].

Product Principles – A Leadership Tool

BrainMates

The Product Leadership struggle is akin to the Entrepreneurship struggle because the role has no clear learning path. Setting the wheels in motion to create a set of Product Principles should begin to lift some of the fog from ‘The Product Leadership Struggle’.

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.

Design leadership as a subversive activity

Inside Intercom

The essence of design leadership is the inverse of what I had assumed. I eventually came to realize that the essence of design leadership is the inverse of what I had assumed. What does this have to do with design leadership? Design leadership as a subversive activity.

Managing Product, Vision or Execution?

The Product Coalition

product management can either be vision-driven, or it can be execution-driven. Cover photo by Craig Garner on Unsplash Managing Product, Vision or Execution? product-management organisational-culture management-and-leadership enterprise-software

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. By gaining insight from your experiences, you can develop principles on which to base your leadership style. Take Time to Define the big Vision.

Having a Vision Isn’t Always About Distance

Clever PM

When most people talk about “vision” they’re evoking a concept of long-term planning, setting big and brash goals that you might or might not achieve, but which set a “north star” by which you can plot the course of your product and company. Product Management Agile Leadership PM Problem Solving Uncertainty User Stories

#mtpcon Product Leadership Forum – What we Learned

Mind the Product

Here’s what we learned about product leadership. Your first task as a leader is to set the vision of the team and make sure that the team is set up to deliver it. Another key function of product leadership is to drive collaboration with other parts of the business.

Prioritizing Leadership and Management in Product Teams

Craft.io

When the leadership vs. management question comes up, it is often assumed that the right path is graduating from management to leadership. A great example of that is Jeff Bezos’ vision for keeping amazon at the front of its industry. Carry out vision.

How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor visionWhen I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

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How coaching creates great leaders

Lead on Purpose

His vision transformed the personal computer, music, … Continue reading → Leadership Team Building assessment coaching mentor visionWhen I think of leaders who have built great companies, the first name that comes to mind is Steve Jobs. He was arguably one of the greatest CEOs of the modern business era.

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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

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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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 at News UK by Jo Wickremasinghe

Mind the Product

The change was agreed and represented by the vision for The Sun “to be the number one news brand in the UK”. This target allowed every piece of work or requirement to be prioritised against the vision and goal.

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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It is time to talk about Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

It has been a while since the term Product Leadership has gained widespread adoption in blogs, articles and even books. It represents the intersection between Product Management and Leadership; which, in my point of view, have a lot to do with each other. This is Product Leadership!

From Product Management to Product Leadership

The Product Coalition

may choose to operate in silos, Product Management is the department that brings all of the teams together to ensure everyone’s voice is heard, vision is seen, and needs are met.

What you can learn about leadership from “Silicon Valley”

The Product Coalition

Image: Silicon Valley, HBO The epic Pied Piper case study shows us what it really takes to build a business from scratch A TV show rife with obscene jokes and obscure pop-culture references might seem like an odd place to look for leadership lessons.

Why Product People Should Care About Business Strategy

Roman Pichler

What is the company’s vision? Think, for instance, of Google’s vision “to organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful” Where will you play? Business Strategy vs. Product Strategy.

Changing the game with decisive action

Lead on Purpose

You have created the vision for your products; you’ve built trust among your teams; you’re working hard to motivate team members to do great things; and you’re working to develop your teams with insight and direction. The final step in … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management action build change decisiveness influential leadership market sell service success

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PMs Drive Decisions, but EQ Drives Leadership

The Product Coalition

Every person who has ever worked, and therefore had a boss, understands that different leadership styles and management styles work for different personality types. Or would you rather them follow it because they believe in your product vision, they believe in you, and they believe in what they are doing? It also applies to you, a PM trying to build product through leadership, not just decision making. Would you want to be the smartest person in the room?

4 Challenges That Get in the Way of Effective Product Leadership

Mind the Product

The CEO needs to focus on the vision, then agree with the product leadership what the key areas of focus will be in order to deliver that vision – or at least move the needle significantly towards it. The post 4 Challenges That Get in the Way of Effective Product Leadership appeared first on Mind the Product. I recently had the opportunity to attend a roundtable discussion for product leaders in London.

5 Leadership Lessons Learned from Jeff Weiner

Sachin Rekhi

One of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had at LinkedIn is the opportunity to see Jeff Weiner’s leadership in action. Leadership is inspiring others to accomplish shared objectives. Jeff specifically defines leadership as inspiring others to accomplish shared objectives.

Product Takeoff

Product Takeoff

To achieve that level of confidence and to build products in that space we as product managers have to focus on a few key principals before we plan on getting the next thing in the marketplace.The four major principals we generally go by are Vision, Strategy, Team and Rapid learning.

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Break Down Silos to Build a Culture Focused in a Single Direction

Mind the Product

If all your leadership team were somehow struck down with some weird leadership-seeking strain of virus what would happen in the office tomorrow, next week, or next month? What is the company’s mission statement or vision?

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Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management

Product Club

Product leadership often requires developing the most compelling vision for a given area, balancing execution needs with demands from senior leaders to constantly innovate. Applying the 3 Horizons Framework to Product Management | Michael Rutledge from Michael Rutledge.

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.

5 Tips for Product Managers to Ensure Success on Every Project

Mind the Product

Provide Vision and Clarity. In the end, it is the product manager who should always provide the product vision. As product managers our job description is pretty simple: to make all of our software development projects succeed.

How to Avoid Being Blindsided by your Competition by Jeetu Patel

Mind the Product

This is a team who has each others’ backs and shares a common vision of the product. Jeetu’s talk closes with a Q & A featuring him and Martin Eriksson, founder of ProductTank and co-founder of Mind the Product, on their thoughts on product leadership, team building, and measurement.

Sustainable Pace in Product Management

Roman Pichler

The goals in the picture above are systematically linked and constitute a hierarchy with the vision at the top and the sprint goal at the bottom. Leadership and People Skills product manager product ownerWhat is Sustainable Pace? Sustainable pace is an important agile principle.

Leading Through Shared Goals

Roman Pichler

The Product Leadership Conundrum. The first and possibly most powerful goal is the vision , which describes the ultimate reason for creating your product and the positive change it should bring about. The user and business goals are strategic goals that are derived from the vision.