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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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How Influential Leadership Builds Winning Products - Oluwatobi Otokiti

BY Sarah Oliver on July 10, 2020

An inspirational first-time talk from Tobi Otokiti asking us as product managers to consider ourselves as the product. See yourself as a product leader, not just a manager, and genuinely care for your team. Don’t be the aloof CEO of the product, but become a team player and get excited about your product – it will […]

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The Value of Mentoring for Product Leaders

BY Eira Hayward on July 3, 2020

Adam Thomas loves to mentor – he jokes that in the multiverse where there’s a million different versions of yourself, “in 40% of them, I would be a teacher”. “I just get a huge kick out of it. I love seeing people understand things, seeing the lights come on.” Adam’s career has seen him progress from […]

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MTP Prioritised: AMA with Christina Wodtke

BY Imogen Johnson on June 25, 2020

In this Prioritised AMA, Christina Wodtke – the amazing author, speaker, and lecturer at Stanford, answers questions on her books, how to encourage autonomy, writing OKRs successfully and even reviving them when they’ve failed. If you’re a Prioritised member you can watch again now and read the full recap. Not already a member? Sign up to […]

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Building Better Products by Understanding Values by Jennifer Choi

BY Imogen Johnson on June 24, 2020

In this Mind the Product APAC talk, Jennifer Choi, Head of Product Strategy at Grab explains what she and her team do to better understand their customers whose lives can be very different from their own. Watch the talk in full or read on for a detailed overview. Her key points include: Work hard to understand your […]

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How to Refine Your Leadership Style

BY Imogen Johnson on June 19, 2020

When it comes to leadership style there’s no one size fits all. Undoubtedly, the leadership style you employ will depend on your experience, your team, and the environment and/organisation in which you work. Hopefully, yours is working well, but what if it’s not? Here we talk to three experienced product leaders: Cait O’Riordan is currently […]

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Making Better Predictions - Margaret Heffernan on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 10, 2020

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that predicting the future is hard and in this episode, sponsored by Amplitude, we turn to Margaret Heffernan to learn how to do it better. She’s a captivating speaker with more than 12 million views of her TED talks and a prolific writer who recently published Uncharted: How To […]

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The Invisible Leader: Facilitation Secrets - Elena Astilleros on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on June 3, 2020

One of the critical skills never mentioned in the job description is being a great meeting facilitator. We’ve all been thrust into the situation of trying to wrangle a room full of people into working together to create a strategy, generate a plan, or get past a roadblock. Elena Astilleros has been there, too – […]

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Designing and Using Your Product Leadership Scorecard by Ross Webb

BY Chris Massey on May 29, 2020

In this MTP Engage Manchester talk, Ross Webb reveals some simple techniques that can be applied to help us communicate and develop much more effectively. For product managers, there’s often a troubling disconnect within organisations. More specifically, the wider organisation (including senior stakeholders) often doesn’t understand what product management is, or what challenges we face […]

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A Decade in Product - a Retrospective

BY Martin Eriksson on May 27, 2020

This year doesn’t just mark the start of a new decade, but also the 10th anniversary of the first ever #ProductTank (and my 20th as a Product Manager). What started as a simple meetup in London has evolved into the world’s largest product community, with chapters in over 200 cities around the world and 200,000 […]

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