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...
Trust or Feedback. Which Comes First?

Trust or Feedback. Which Comes First?

Think about an inspiring leader from your past – a leader who inspired you to do your best work. My guess is they could give you constructive feedback, and you would take that feedback as a gift and make necessary changes. You may not have enjoyed receiving the...
Leadership: Recognize Others

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...
Clarity Drives Trust for Prod Mgrs

Clarity Drives Trust for Prod Mgrs

Do you trust your leaders?  Does your engineering/cross-functional team trust you? Do you work in a culture where trust is non-existent? To move into leadership and inspire your team, product managers need to learn the art of building and maintaining trust.  ...
Giving Feedback That Works

Giving Feedback That Works

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...