Leadership · Principles · Reblog · Recognizing excellence

Pointing Out The Obvious, But With No Clear Answers

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
 … decisions born of a failed character will have consequences that are “extraordinarily disabling. I’ve been contemplating this post for a while now, and wasn’t sure how to best approach it until I went back and revisited several posts I had from when I read the Tim Irwin…

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Development Effort · Effectiveness · Product management · Reblog

Where to focus development effort

I read a lot of blog posts and articles about product development and recently came across a really insight one from the folks at Intercom.  Here’s a link: https://blog.intercom.io/first-rule-prioritization-no-snacking/. The premise of the blog post is that development teams can easily be distracted by low effort/low impact work (the “snacking” in the title); they can also… Continue reading Where to focus development effort

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People > Process > Product

You’ve likely heard many of the jokes before.  There are three kinds of people in the world: those who can count and those who can’t.  Or there are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don’t.  Or maybe even there are two kinds of people in the world:… Continue reading People > Process > Product

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Definition of Done

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
I’ve been sitting on this idea for a post for some time now.  From time to time throughout my career, this topic materializes out of nowhere and is worthy of discussion. And when it comes to ‘ownership’, I have experienced differences of opinion that could easily rival the argument about which…

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Taking the Lead In A Well Orchestrated Dance

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Just getting back into the swing of things after re-charging the batteries a bit on vacation, and came across an article from CMO.com titled Why CMOs Should Care About The Rise Of Product Management that struck a chord and challenged me this morning. It’s an interesting read, although a bit more oriented…

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Purpose? Or Profit?

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
“Is purpose more important than profit?”  This question was posed by Alan Murray, editor of Fortune Magazine, and referenced in this post by Mark Weinberger, CEO of EY.  It’s an intriguing thought because even from a young age with school and grades, we are taught results matter.  This certainly…

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Four key questions leaders ask themselves

I recently read an essay entitled Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership from the Harvard Business Review.  The author encouraged all leaders to ask themselves four questions about areas of their leadership – key projects or groups they are leading – that I found particularly compelling.  Since reading the article I’ve spent… Continue reading Four key questions leaders ask themselves