What is Self-Awareness and why Should you Care?
The biggest opportunity for improvement – in business, at home, and in life – is awareness. Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company In 2006, Alan Mulally took over as president and CEO of a struggling Ford Motor Company. Ford’s glory days as one of America’s top automotive companies were a distant past, and the […]
Manage Conflict by Building Your Product EQ
I introduced a concept called Product EQ when speaking about managing conflict at work at a recent ProductTank London. It’s a term that focuses on the emotional intelligence / emotional quotient competencies that were introduced by Daniel Goleman and remain essential to our craft such as influencing, teamwork & collaboration, leadership, organizational awareness, and empathy. All […]
Want Better Product Managers? Throw Them In at the Deep End
I recently read a write-up of what looked like a very interesting roundtable discussion with product leaders in London. The last of the four topics particularly caught my eye: “how do you increase the commercial acumen of product managers?”. The article suggested that “product people (especially those in Europe) are weak commercially”, which “can lead to […]