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Managing “must-do” initiatives in empowered teams

BY Eira Hayward on January 10, 2022 for MTP Leader Members

Empowered teams are made up of self-sufficient groups of people working together towards specific goals. They have the authority, experience, responsibility and skills to act on their own decisions for their organisation. From time to time, however, there will be things that you, as product leader, need to tell them to do. What do you […] Read more »

How to encourage change by building trust

BY Eira Hayward on September 27, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

Relationships based on trust are vital in business. When you have the trust of your team you see morale lift and motivation soar, and without it things can easily become chaotic. How do you build trust as a leader and how can that help to encourage positive change in your organisation? Below, we speak to […] Read more »

5 difficult conversations and how to have them

BY Eira Hayward on August 30, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

Sunsetting a product, poor performance, telling leadership something they won’t want to hear — these are all tricky conversations that many of us have to have. Difficult conversations come with the territory when you’re a product leader, so what’s the best way to handle them? In this post, we’re guided by Denise Jacobs, the author […] Read more »

Strategies for managing cross-functional teams

BY Eira Hayward on August 23, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

How do you foster a culture of ownership, accountability, trust, and openness in cross-functional teams? More importantly, how do you manage them for successful outcomes? We spoke to some seasoned product leaders about their experiences and understanding what works and what doesn’t when leading a cross-functional team. In brief Take time to observe the team […] Read more »

Resilient Management: AMA with Lara Hogan

BY Louron Pratt on July 29, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In this AMA session for MTP Leader members Lara Hogan, author, public speaker, and coach, provided insights on how leaders can manage product teams in the tech industry. Watch the recording in its entirety or read on for the highlights, […] Read more »

Make one change to transform your product practice

BY Eira Hayward on July 2, 2021 for Prioritised Members

Change one thing, transform your entire product management practice? Sounds too good to be true, right? Perhaps not. We spoke to five seasoned product pros who told us what one thing they’ve learned in their career that’s transformed the way they work today. C Todd Lombardo –  Say “tell me more” A long-time friend of […] Read more »

Achieve success with the Product Leader Map

BY Louron Pratt on May 7, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In this interactive AMA session for MTP Leaders, Dave Martin, Executive Coach and Chief Product Officer at Fractional joins us to discuss how product leaders can achieve success using The Product Leader Map. We recommend reading Dave’s post Level up Your Product Function With the Product Leader Map where he introduces the idea, then watching […] Read more »

Diversity in product: Are we nearly there?

BY Eira Hayward on April 15, 2021 for Prioritised Members

We all know that diverse teams build better products: if your products are to resonate and find traction with the general population, then that population needs to be represented within your team. But although we’ve explored the reasons why it makes sense to hire with diversity in mind for some time — for example Martin […] Read more »

Owning your story as a leader: Advice from Donna Lichaw

BY Louron Pratt on March 18, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In this interactive AMA session for MTP Leader members, Donna Lichaw, executive coach and author of the User’s Journey: Storymapping Products that People Love, discusses how to find your story by using a mix of psychology, design thinking, and experimentation skills that you already have—or can easily learn. Watch the recording in its entirety or read […] Read more »

Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills

BY Kate Leto on March 12, 2021 for MTP Leader Members

In my book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills, there’s a specific tool that’s proved useful for a number of product leaders. In this post, I’m sharing that tool – the Role Canvas, along with an excerpt introducing it. About the book In the book, I tell the story of […] Read more »