Back in the summer I read an enjoyable book that I tweeted about regularly. The book is called Grow by Jim Stengel and chronicles the author’s insights on the link between a company’s financial performance and its communication of fundamental human ideals. Based both on Stengel’s experience as a global marketing officer at Proctor &… Continue reading Ideals power growth
Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Where there is no vision, the people perish. I was reading an article this morning titled What Is Your Leadership Foundation?, a really good read with one of the elements discussed being ‘having a mission/vision that becomes the higher cause’. Translated, you could say that the ability to weave a…
As our company dives into a period of busyness and growth we are accelerating development of a new module on one of our core products. Moving this forward will involve me as Product owner wearing several hats (read more about what these different hats are here). Here are some of the key things I will… Continue reading Down in the weeds
On the pop culture front, I started watching Black Mirror on Netflix this week. The first episode of season one was weird, twisted, and interesting. The second episode was weird, twisted, and unfortunately not so interesting. Anyone else watching this show? What do you think? Should I bother to keep watching it?
Turns out this week has been even busier than I expected so I am only now posting two quick reflections on leadership and pop culture just to get caught up again as well as a few words on Agile to wrap up the week. One of the key questions on my mind has been around… Continue reading Brief thoughts on leadership and decision making
Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
A few weeks ago I read a great blog entry from someone I follow on Twitter (@johnwcoleman). Here’s a link to this posting, about 11 books that every young leader must read: http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/10/11_books_every_young_leader_mu.html. Why does his list have eleven books instead of a more standard ‘top ten’? I can only assume…
How can I find more time? There are “too many” things I want or need to get done both personally and professionally – too much on my plate both by responsibility and by choice. People tell me it’s good to be busy but I disagree. How can i find more time?
I’ve been reading or listening to a number of interesting things this week and wanted to share some of that here. I’ve found several interesting blogs (including a couple that I reblogged earlier today) on topics related to my work. There are some wonderfully creative and insightful people out there involved in user-experience and user-interface… Continue reading Blogs and Ted Talks
The ideas here about a ‘product playbook’ are very helpful I think.
Originally posted on @tisquirrel:
I am very proud that I finally allowed myself to devote time to a new “hobby” – sketchnoting. I was preparing for that about half a year – bought notebooks, pens. But I was too afraid to start. You probably know the reason – I can’t draw. But 2 weeks ago…