Effectiveness · Leadership · Planning · Principles

Intentional start to the new year

Each year I begin the month of January by carving out time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new one. The often hectic holiday season rarely provides me the opportunity to craft meaningful resolutions for the new year and I prefer to ponder these issues rather than rushing into commitments I… Continue reading Intentional start to the new year

Agile · Communication · Effectiveness · Jobs to be done · Leadership · Reblog

The Bird Chooses the Tree … The Tree Does Not Choose the Bird

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
The post title comes from a connection on LinkedIn … an author who enjoys teaching others about the differences between management and leadership … one of many inputs I value on my own leadership journey. So what does the question posed in the image have to do with leadership? Over…

Agile · Effectiveness · Leadership · Principles · Product management · Reblog

Product Leadership – Lessons Learned Part II

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Continuing thoughts from the post 13 Things You Should Give Up If You Want To Be Successful. Today points 7-13, including multi-tasking & distractions, so a bit of levity first. Click here if you missed points 1-4. 7. Give Up Your Perfectionism – Nothing will ever be perfect, no matter how…

Agile · Communication · Customer conversations · Definitions · Effectiveness · Leadership · Principles · Product management

Notes on things to come

As I head into the fall there are a number of topics I hope to blog about – both because these topics interest me and because they have come up in the past few months on the teams that I work closely with. So here are some sneak previews of things I’ll be writing about… Continue reading Notes on things to come

Agile · Book reviews · Communication · Effectiveness · Product management · Reading

The work of hope

I wanted to share briefly about two books I finished recently, one with clear relevance for product development and one where the connection might seem less obvious. The first book is called The Mom Test (you can find it here on Amazon). This short book offers tremendous insights on how to truly understand the potential… Continue reading The work of hope