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Lucia Adams on Burnout: the Signs, Symptoms, and Strategies

BY Eira Hayward on September 18, 2020

Lucia Adams knows a lot about burnout: she’s not afraid to admit that she once fell victim to it. A past ProductTank speaker, Lucia is a consultant and executive coach who specialises in helping organisations take a human-centred approach to evolve their ways of working. Her experience of burnout has been a steep learning curve […]

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Leadership Mistakes and How to Avoid Them: Advice From Tanya Cordrey

BY Imogen Johnson on September 2, 2020

In the first of our membership AMAs, exclusively for MTP Leaders, we were joined by Tanya Cordrey, the former Chief Digital Officer at Guardian News and Media. Drawing on her experience, Tanya revealed her seven biggest leadership mistakes, then took questions from the group. Watch the whole, interactive session again, or read on for a […]

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A Product Manager's Approach to Growing Teams

BY Sharon Kean on August 28, 2020

When I joined TransferWise one of the things I wanted to bring to the mission was my experience building strong teams, because when you’re building best-in-class products that solve customers problems at scale you need high performing teams that can work quickly and efficiently. I’ve now been with the company for six months and it […]

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How to Cultivate Adaptive Product Leadership, by Jenn Kim & Sabin Sadeh

BY Andres Phillips on August 24, 2020

In this ProductTank San Francisco talk, Jenn Kim and Sabin Sadeh, Product Leads at Potato, share a method for how product managers can recognize when things aren’t going according to plan and get things back on track. Watch the video to see their talk in full. Or read on for an overview of their key points: Effective product […]

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The Product Manager's Role: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

BY Imogen Johnson on August 12, 2020

At #mtpcon Digital 2020, we were able to enjoy 18 Breakout Session talks, across three days, from some of the best product people around. We’re releasing them all (weekly, in groups). In this selection, take a different look at the product manger’s role in sessions led by Petra Wille, DeVaris Brown and Hope Gurion. Below […]

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Leading Product Teams with Success: Learnings from the #mtpcon Session Speakers

BY Imogen Johnson on August 5, 2020

At #mtpcon Digital 2020, we were able to enjoy 18 Breakout Session talks, across three days, from some of the best product people around. We’re be releasing them all (weekly, in groups) and in this selection, you’ll delve into some hard-hitting topics to help you successfully lead teams. Check out the videos to watch sessions […]

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Critical Thinking for Product Leaders

BY Eira Hayward on July 29, 2020

Critical thinking is a topic that resonated with product leaders in our state of product management survey late last year – many of you said that the ability to employ critical thinking had been the most essential skill in enabling you to progress your career. We thought this warranted closer examination and so we’ve canvassed […]

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Scaling from 60 to 1,000 People

BY Nilan Peiris on July 28, 2020

TransferWise was formed in 2011 out of frustration with the expense of sending money overseas. Unlike the banks, we display our fee upfront and deduct it before currency conversion. We use the mid-market exchange provided by Reuters with no mark-up, so there are no nasty surprises for customers. We’re happy to boast that the service […]

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Every Problem is a People Problem by Christian Idiodi

BY Jon Horvath on July 24, 2020

In this #mtpcon Digital 2020 keynote, Christian Idiodi, Partner at SVPG, explains why problems within organisations are people problems, and what leaders can do to tackle them. Watch the video to see his talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key points: People problems are leadership problems How to dismantle dysfunction […]

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How do you Help a Business to see the Value of Product?

BY Eira Hayward on July 13, 2020

In Mind the Product’s state of product management survey last year we noticed a strong theme – umpteen respondents said that their biggest challenge was to get the business to see the value of product. With this in mind we’ve asked some product leaders about how they do this, the problems and sticking points they’ve […]

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