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Wednesday wisdom – 18 July

I was speaking this week with some new people on my team about some key aspects of the way we as a company – and I in particular with my team – think about product management. I thought I’d share some of those thoughts here. The way I see my role as a product leader,… Continue reading Wednesday wisdom – 18 July

culture · podcasts · Principles · Recommendations

Friday reactions – 13 July

This week’s podcast from Inside Intercom features an interview with Elad Gil whose work and investments have connected him with “hyper growth” companies like Google, Twitter and Coinbase. Now he’s written a book collecting his thoughts and some interviews he did with others involved in high growth SaaS companies. As usual the podcast was well… Continue reading Friday reactions – 13 July

Agile · Coaching · Communication · Ideals · Innovation · Leadership · podcasts · Principles · purpose · Recognizing excellence · Scrum

Two good listens (plus 1)

I’ve been listening to some good on-line presentations and speeches lately and wanted to share them here. I also want to recommend again a podcast I mentioned in my last post: Inside Intercom. I called out their most recent episode – an interview with Laura Klein – but wanted to say that as I’ve started… Continue reading Two good listens (plus 1)

Agile · Definitions · Principles · Product management · Reblog

Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner

Thanks to a LinkedIn group I subscribe to about Product Management, I recently came across a multi-part blog post by Ellen Gottesdiener of EBG Consulting discussing the different expectations behind job titles of product manager and product owner. Here is a link to part one: https://www.ebgconsulting.com/blog/product-manager-product-owner/ I encourage you to check it out. If you’ve read… Continue reading Am I a Product Manager or a Product Owner

Ideals · Leadership · Principles · Product management · purpose

The End of an Era

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
He who has a why can endure any how. Knowing your why is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you and create a life you enjoy living (versus merely surviving!). This quote from German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche seemed appropriate given the topic of purpose…

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

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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…