Build a Fan-Club

Build a Fan-Club

One of the secrets to fast-tracking to leadership in the world of product management is to build a fan club.  In other words, a group of colleagues, stakeholders, and leaders who see you as an amazing product manager and will support your growth. Here is the...
Confidence and Product Leadership

Confidence and Product Leadership

So many product managers I speak to are held back by lack of confidence. When they are talking to senior leaders, they prep for hours since they want to be able to answer any possible question.  When they are asked something they do not know, they shrink in fear....
The Better Way to Give Feedback

The Better Way to Give Feedback

As the world adjusts to month six of the pandemic, digital communication has become the norm, requiring many organizations to rethink processes around performance management. Managers are handling so many changes that some people-related tasks might have...
The Human Leader

The Human Leader

If you haven’t lately, now is a good time to check in on yourself and your colleagues. Many employees are exhausted and overwhelmed after nine months of working in new and unique conditions amid the pandemic. The future feels very uncertain. Yet there...
The Damn Inner Critic

The Damn Inner Critic

Do you know the voice? That inner voice that tells you that you are going to fail?  The one that ways you will be stuck as a product manager forever. It’s the one in your head replaying that awkward conversation with senior leaders and spotlighting the...