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,...
Getting that Product Promotion

Getting that Product Promotion

Every week, I talk to product managers who went to top-tier schools and had great jobs at top tier companies yet are struggling to become a successful product leader. They are doing everything by the book but cannot seem to get that promotion. It doesn’t have to be...
Fearless Product Leadership

Fearless Product Leadership

To my fellow product managers… You are enough. You deserve to do what you love. I talk to product managers every day who are struggling in toxic work environments where they are made to feel small every day. Their ideas are not validated. They feel...
Which comes first, trust or feedback?

Which comes first, trust or feedback?

Think about an inspiring product 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...
A Human-Centered Product Leader

A Human-Centered Product Leader

Labor Day was just a few days ago, which is a good opportunity to check in on yourself and your colleagues. Many product managers are exhausted and overwhelmed after six months of working in new and unique conditions amid the pandemic. The future feels very...