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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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.

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.

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.

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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What is product vision?

The Product Coalition

A clear product vision helps making decisions so your product ends up where you want it to be. Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”?— Jonathan Swift Every product starts with a vision. A strong product vision applies focus.

Vision vs. Strategy

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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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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.

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’.

Developing high-performance product teams

Lead on Purpose

From a distance it may seem that there’s no process or methodology … Continue reading → Leadership Product Management Team Building Trust action collaboration decisiveness influence methodology motivate product vision productivity

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 […].

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.

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

Product Ethics

Roman Pichler

Leadership and People Skills Product Vision and Strategy business model decision-making definition of done empathy ethics product manager product ownerWhat is an Ethical Product? An ethical product is an offering that does not cause any harm, neither to its users nor the planet. [1]

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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.

Servant Leadership: A 4-Step Playbook

Gainsight

The stories varied, but a central character recurred: a leader with a vision to humbly serve others. Nowadays, I don’t hear many stories about servant leadership in the media. I think we need more compelling stories of leadership in our lives.

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.

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.

#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.

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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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

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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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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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.

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?

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.

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.

What do Product Managers Want From Their Bosses?

Mind the Product

A product vision is the most crucial thing for a product leader to work on. So perhaps the survey results are not as actionable for product leaders as I would have liked them to be, but they’re still a valid resource for product leaders when they think about their leadership style.

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?

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.

Are Your Product Leaders Good Enough?

BrainMates

Product Leaders who claim the title without actively seeking formal leadership learning and coaching are doing a disservice to those who serve their people and this great profession. The act of leadership is complex. These activities require leadership skills.