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MTP Leader Panel: Leading Product in Uncertain Times

BY Imogen Johnson on May 21, 2020

Smack bang in the middle of the COVID crisis, it seemed only right that our first MTP Leader panel should tackle something currently at the forefront of most leaders’ minds – leading in uncertain times. This remote session was hosted by Marc Abraham, Product Lead at ASOS and, who welcomed the following line-up to the […]

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MTP Prioritised : AMA with Ken Norton

BY Martin Eriksson on May 14, 2020

We were delighted to have Ken Norton join us for our inaugural members-only AMA. Ken is a senior operating partner at GV where he leads investing operations and provides product and engineering support to startups. Prior to joining GV, Ken was a group product manager at Google. In his years as a product manager at Google, […]

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Georgie Smallwood on Product Culture, Leadership and Fintech

BY Eira Hayward on May 5, 2020

Georgie Smallwood has a lot to say about the different ways that product management is practised around the world. In a product career that has taken her from Australia to Hong Kong and to Europe, she’s currently Chief Product Officer for Berlin-based challenger bank N26. She’s spent her eight years in Product working for a […]

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How to Grow and Scale a High-Functioning Team by Richard Cadman

BY Fred Esere on May 1, 2020

In this talk, Richard Cadman, Principal Product Manager at Monzo, helps us think through practical steps we need to take to grow and scale a high-functioning team. Using examples from his experience at Monzo, where he built his team up from 10 to 40 people, he covered: How to get teams engaged How to set […]

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Leadership Without Authority By Aeneas McDonnell

BY Andres Phillips on April 21, 2020

In this ProductTank London talk, Aeneas McDonnell, Director of Product at The Times and Sunday Times shares with us some guidelines on how we as product people can be leaders without having clear authority. His key points include: Anyone can be a leader Positioning to lead Skills Leading through levels Watch the video to see Aeneas’s […]

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Coping Through COVID: Shifting Focus and Acknowledging Unknowns

BY Imogen Johnson on April 19, 2020

Throughout this new series, we’ll be sharing the stories, learnings and experiences of product people dealing with COVID-19 right across the globe. In this first instalment, Kara Chiles, Senior Director of Consumer Products at Gannett, explains how the product team behind the largest local newspaper company in the United States has been adapting. Thankfully, for […]

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Christina Wodtke: Working with Mindfulness and Compassion

BY Eira Hayward on April 13, 2020

Christina Wodtke’s path to her current standing as an established authority on the attributes of high-performing teams and the use of OKRs has been a roundabout one. As she puts it: “I took the scenic route.” Today she’s a lecturer in the computer science department at Stanford University, teaching a range of classes in HCI […]

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Conversations, Conflict and Leadership - Roman Pichler on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on April 8, 2020

Throughout their careers, whatever question either Lily or Randy has had, Roman Pichler’s probably had some great advice on the topic! A longtime consultant, author and teacher, we grabbed him for a chat focusing on some of the lessons contained in his fourth book, How to Lead in Product Management. Quote of the Episode A […]

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Scaling the Product and the Team by Rachael Shah

BY Fred Esere on March 27, 2020

In this talk from MTP Engage Manchester, Rachael Shah, Delivery Lead at the Co-op, challenges us to think holistically about scaling our products, and that means including our teams in our thinking. She draws from her own experience to illustrate just how critical it is to think about scaling the team as an activity that […]

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How to Lead a High-performing Product Team

BY Michael Morris on March 10, 2020

As a product leader, what qualities do you need to cultivate to be able to ensure your team performs to the best of its abilities? Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about teams – what is a team, team formation and development, cross-functional teams, and leading teams. I think we can all agree that not […]

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