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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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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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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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Take Up the Challenge Sep 01, 2021

I have always prided myself on being a  feminist. I taught my daughter to use her voice for good, stand up for what’s right, and never allow others to make her feel small. I watch her with joy as she steps into being an amazing adult who has found her voice. Today, I celebrate her, my...

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Build a Fan-Club Sep 01, 2021

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 reality, most decisions that...

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Imposter Syndrome Sep 01, 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 syndrome.

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The Power of the Pause Sep 01, 2021

As product managers and leaders, we spend days running from fire drill to fire drill. We are wiped out. And when the kids are asleep, we hit our email and Slack messages to finish up the day.

Working like this is stressful; it impacts our health and family and does NOT enable us to get to the...

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