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The Key to Leveling-Up. Have a Growth Mindset Sep 01, 2021

According to NeuroLeadership Institute, 96% of business leaders are concerned about productivity in the face of a pandemic. Meanwhile, the future of work is now upon us, requiring new skills and a new mindset to more effectively adapt to change. Organizations have two choices:...

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A Human-Centered Product Leader Sep 01, 2021

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 uncertain.

Yet there are...

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Technology is Easy, People are Hard Sep 01, 2021

How much of your day do you spend on interpersonal challenges?

…Managing an angry salesperson who is frustrated that a key customer feature is not on the roadmap.   

…Managing a CPO who does not understand why the schedule can’t be cut in half. 

…Or,...

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Be a positive product leader Sep 01, 2021

To be a product leader, you have to be positive.  You cannot be Debbie Downer when you walk into meetings or have check-ins with critical stakeholders.  We know what Debbie Downer’s do to the mood of a planning meeting or strategy session. When they walk in, the mood instantly...

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The Stress Is Real: 6 Ways for Product Leaders to Care for Their Employees and Teams Sep 01, 2021

 

The days seem to be blend together. I wake up unsure if it's Tuesday or Saturday. Between worrying about our health, the health of our families, the economy, plus the usual work stress, we’re all craving a bit of normalcy. Many organizations are in the middle of a battle for...

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Will the Inspired Product Leaders Please Stand Up? Sep 01, 2021

We are amid a leadership reckoning. Our lives and greater society are changing in front of our eyes. There will be fundamental changes in how we work, lead, and manage once we are through this current crisis. Command-and-control leadership is no longer an option. Leaders must tap into the...

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Love to Lead as a Product Manager Sep 01, 2021

Product Managers are leaders. Period. 

Product Management is serious work and has significant implications on the success of an organization.

You want to inspire innovation and collaboration to be great product manager. To do this, you need to enjoy leading and influencing.

Not the...

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Make Goals Big and Audacious Sep 01, 2021

Throughout my life, I was taught to make my goals achievable and incremental. In college, it was about getting good grades. At work, it was about getting products to market, improving customer satisfaction, or building a business case. I always met these incremental goals, but they didn’t...

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The Leader Who Inspires Sep 01, 2021

We all know people at work who are filled with so much ego that they take great pains to hide any hint of failure or weakness. No matter what happens, they always have the last word.  Their strategy is the belief that any hint of vulnerability would cause others to see them as weak....

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Find your voice as an introvert Sep 01, 2021

As I have navigated many years in the technology space one of my challenges has been that I am an introvert and I did not realize it for many years.  What did Lynne, the introvert look like?

  • I spent lots of time reflecting and strategizing, by myself, in my head
  • After a day of presenting...
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