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Hacking Your Product Career by Gibson Biddle

BY Gibson Biddle on December 12, 2019

As product leaders, we understand the value of experimentation. As we build products we develop hypotheses, execute experiments, then evaluate the results to determine what to do. But few product leaders apply this same rigor to their most important product: themselves. In this ProductTank San Francisco talk I describe how “Hacking Your Career” means embracing […]

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The Secret Sauce to Hiring Great Product People by Kate Leto

BY James Gadsby Peet on December 6, 2019

In this #mtpcon London talk, Kate Leto examines the importance of emotional intelligence in individuals and teams and asks how it can be used to make better hiring decisions. Key Points Emotional intelligence is more important than any of the technical skills we use in our roles If we want to build greater emotional intelligence […]

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Product Teams at Scale by Mladen Rangelov

BY Andres Phillips on December 2, 2019

Scaling requires reinvention and in this ProductTank Toronto talk, senior product manager at Flipp, Mladen Rangelov, tells us how product managers can scale effective teams. He takes us through: How a product manager can help Team operating modes Watch the video to see Mladen’s talk in full. Or read on for an overview of his key […]

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Time Management – a Leader’s Responsibility

BY Rik Higham on November 26, 2019

Bad time-management in product teams (or any team for that matter) is a source of pain for many but, by taking some simple actions you can ensure they’re a thing of the past. Here’s how you can support your team’s time-management as a product leader. Time management is a challenge that appears again and again […]

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5 Product Management Hacks for Product Leaders

BY Scott Colfer on November 21, 2019

As a product leader, you are the product manager for a leadership team, and the tricks you learned in product teams remain valuable, they just need a little tweak. Here, to help you, are five product management tricks and tools for every product leader. 1. Value Proposition A value proposition helps us to focus on […]

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Don't Forget the Motor City: Product Leadership Lessons From Motown

BY Emily Campbell on November 14, 2019

I’d always thought that Motown’s success was a combination of its talented stars and fortunate timing, but I recently learned that much of its success was down to a mastery of the power of the team – loosely coupled, highly aligned. The mindset and methods responsible for Motown’s huge success in its heyday are just […]

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Product Leadership in Financial Services by Hakim Mendjeli

BY Andres Phillips on November 11, 2019

What is product leadership? In this ProductTank London talk, Hakim Mendjeli – Managing Director of French Digital, shares his perspective and experience as a practitioner of product leadership in the financial services industry. Watch the video to see his talk in full, or read on for an overview of his key points: An overview of […]

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How do you Make Your Mark as a new Product Manager?

BY Swapna Malekar on October 31, 2019

If you’re new to a product management job then it can often be very hard to get access to all the information you need. But I’ve found that by building relationships, setting the future vision, and having faith in your capabilities as a product manager you can carve out a place for yourself. One of the […]

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How do you Introduce Product Management Into a Business?

BY Adam Knight on October 29, 2019

You’ve just accepted a job offer – to introduce a product management function into a company. What can you expect? Where do you start? And how do you bring everyone in the organisation with you in the most inclusive and respectful ways possible? Here’s my experience of doing just that. Firstly, not having dedicated product […]

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Get Your People Performing as a Team

BY Rik Higham on October 22, 2019

If your product managers are performing well, but not as a team, it’s a problem—a problem you need to solve fast. Here I’ll explain a few methods, tried and tested at Skyscanner, that could also help you to improve your product management culture and community. When this issue surfaced at Skyscanner, we were a bunch […]

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