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Product Tetris - The Ultimate Game of Leadership by Georgie Smallwood

BY Eira Hayward on January 19, 2021 for Prioritised Members

In this November 2020 #mtpcon Digital session, Georgie Smallwood, CPO at Tier, describes product leadership as the ultimate game of Tetris and reveals how to play the pieces as you get them. For Georgie’s advice on how to execute your product leadership role within set constraints or external impacts, watch the session in full, or read […] Read more »

The challenge of leadership: asking for help

BY Christian Miccio on November 2, 2020

Asking for help is hard for leaders. Sometimes a product team really needs support – navigating that process requires skill, tact, and willingness to ask. […] Read more »

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

BY Imogen Schels on September 2, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

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 […] Read more »

How to Refine Your Leadership Style

BY Imogen Schels on June 19, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

When it comes to product 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, […] Read more »

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 – […] Read more »

Making Decisions That Scale - Julia Whitney on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on May 20, 2020

In previous roles, Julia Whitney led teams at WGBH and the BBC, so she’s familiar with rooms full of people in meetings where decisions not only don’t get made, they’re sometimes actively avoided. Now an executive and leadership coach, she’s devoted a lot of time over the last few years to working with teams on […] Read more »

Georgie Smallwood on Product Culture, Leadership and Fintech

BY Eira Hayward on May 5, 2020 for Prioritised Members

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »