Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome

You are meeting with senior leaders about the product roadmap. One of them asks you a question you cannot answer. You freeze. You start to panic. Your response is flustered and a bit incoherent. One of the key things that hold us back from moving into product...
I’ll be happy when

I’ll be happy when

You’ve been lied to. You’ve been told happiness happens “when” you do or have something out there.  I”ll be happy WHEN something happens. You set goals to go after something out there. Things like I’ll be happy when I… Become a Chief Product OfficerBecome a...
Level Up to Leadership

Level Up to Leadership

You are ready to level-up to people leader.  You have been a senior product manager for a few years and you are ready to move into leadership. What are the first steps you can take? First, you need to build a fan club of people who love working with you. In fact,...
Leadership is about Inspiration

Leadership is about Inspiration

Tech is easy. People are hard.  I talk to product managers every day and I can break them out into three main categories. Those who hate their workThose who tolerate their workThose who love their work. Which do you fall into? Let’s talk about the third group,...
Questions to Ask Yourself to Level-Up into Leadership

Leadership: Recognize Others

Almost every product management leader and individual contributor struggle with feeling valued and recognized at work. They cannot remember the last time one of their leaders recognized the work they were doing. Their one on one’s consist of going through project...