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Product Managers….Does Success Equal Getting a Job at a TOP Tech Company?   Mar 22, 2022

 

There's a trend on LinkedIn that reveals a lot about career success... 

Photos of people who got jobs at famous tech companies. Look at your newsfeed and you’ll be flooded with them.

 

“OMG I’m so humbled to get a job at Google!”

“My mother is going...

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Confident Humility Jan 12, 2022

Product Leadership….Let’s talk about a few things you can do TODAY to be seen as a leader.

 

When I started off as a new product mgr, I was terrified of speaking up at meetings or coming off as clueless.  

 

Now I practice what I call confident empathy and...

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Speaking with Calm and Confidence Oct 31, 2021

Many of my product management clients, as they level up into leadership positions, need to learn how to be able to speak with confidence.  Especially when it comes to presenting to the C-Suite.  

If you are like many product managers, who will ruminate and panic during executive...

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Myth: You need to have management experience to become a director Oct 31, 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.

Let’s dive into the myth that you need to have people management experience to become a Director. Yes, landing that...

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Myth: You need to apply to hundreds of jobs! Oct 31, 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.

Let's dive into the myth of the only way to level up in the world of product is to apply to hundreds of jobs.

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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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