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You Didn't Get the Director Job. Imposter Syndrome Oct 02, 2021

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 leadership is imposter...

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Don't Discount Your Experience...IT COUNTS! Sep 28, 2021

Let's talk about myths that cause product managers to lose steam, end up in the wrong job, get paid a terrible salary, or end up with a job title lower than what they deserve.

 

One myth is that the only experience that counts is when you have a formal product management title. 

I call...

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Lead the Pack Sep 01, 2021

I love the quote..."If you throw yourself to the wolves, return leading the pack." It's often ourselves who do the most harm to our hearts and spirits.  As product managers, we spend time beating ourselves up if we have a challenging meeting with senior leadership or receive some...

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Treat Your Career As A Product Sep 01, 2021

For those of us in the world of product management, we love to iterate, talk to customers, build strategies, and think about amazing products.  The challenge is we forget all of our product principles when it comes to our career.

Let’s walk through how you can use basic product...

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Are You Trying To Level Up With Your Hair on Fire Sep 01, 2021

Overcommitment is sprinting into the future with your hair on fire.  The problem is we, as product managers are responsible for releases, the vision, customer issues, questions, etc etc.

Every day, we must say yes to almost everything.  

So we need to learn some tools.  It is...

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3-Ways To Overcome Burnout for Product Managers Sep 01, 2021

One of the biggest challenges I'm seeing across the board in the world of product management.  Work-life balance.  So my question to you is...is your work bleeding into the rest of your life?

You are up early on standups with India or China.  You are answering messages from the...

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Are you a control freak? Sep 01, 2021

Inspired Product Leadership for the Overworked and Overwhelmed

Being a control freak does the opposite of motivating your teams...it demotivates them. Whether its getting into the swim lane of engineering, controlling every task of the cross functional group, or demanding detailed status every...

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If you are persistently exhausted, you are doing too many things Sep 01, 2021

Inspired Product Leadership for the Overwhelmed and Overworked

To step into inspired leadership...you must REST.  If you are persistently exhausted, you cannot make good decisions, you are cranky to your team, and you certainly cannot inspire others.

Reflections for exhausted product...

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Product Managers...to Grow...Reflect Sep 01, 2021

Inspired Product Leadership for the Overwhelmed and Overworked

To become an amazing product. leader, you cannot just spend your time firefighting. You must engage in self-reflection to learn and grow.

To land an amazing job or get out of a toxic situation, you must first reflect.  Reflect to...

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Addressing the Toxic Employee Sep 01, 2021

Connection at work is the feeling of being part of a group of people engaged in something bigger than any one person. There's a sense of belonging to the organization and the people around you, including shared values, mission, and trust.

As organizations work towards building a more human...

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