The importance of EQ for product development teams by Nikkia Reveillac

BY Eira Hayward on July 16, 2021

In this #mtpcon Digital Americas keynote, Nikkia Reveillac, Former Head of Research, Twitter looks at why EQ is the key ingredient in the highest performing product development teams. Watch the video to see Nikkia’s talk in full (you can also watch the recordings of all our #mtpcon Digital Americas talks here). Or read on for an Read more »

Using Product EQ to Hire the Best Product Managers - Kate Leto on The Product Experience

BY The Product Experience on September 9, 2020

Product people love to study frameworks, techniques, and approaches that have worked at other companies. In Kate Leto’s new book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go Beyond Culture and Skills, she gives an overview of how to actually use those tools – both in building a team and day-to-day, as a product professional. Read more »

2019 Goals Gone off the Rails? 3 Ways to get Back on Track

BY Kate Leto on February 1, 2019

How are those 2019 goals and resolutions coming along? According to the US News and World Report, 80% of New Year resolutions fail by February – so if you’re like the majority of us, those well-intentioned, heartfelt goals you set a few weeks ago have become faint memories by now. Why? One key reason is simply Read more »

How to get Things Done: Raise Your Organizational Awareness

BY Kate Leto on September 18, 2018

Organizational Awareness: The Leader’s Sixth Sense In our product management community, we rightly place a great deal of attention on the people who are going to use our products. We are constantly answering that seemingly basic (yet challenging) question: What problem are we trying to solve for customers?  We test our ideas again and again. Read more »

From World Cup to World Series: Lessons in Creating Winning Cultures

BY Kate Leto on July 10, 2018

Do you remember the last time you made a mistake in a big meeting, or received “constructive” feedback in front of others? I bet it felt like all eyes were on you, and your secret wish was that the ground would open up just long enough for you to make a clean escape. Well, imagine Read more »

What is Self-Awareness and why Should you Care?

BY Kate Leto on May 16, 2018

The biggest opportunity for improvement – in business, at home, and in life – is awareness. Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company In 2006, Alan Mulally took over as president and CEO of a struggling Ford Motor Company. Ford’s glory days as one of America’s top automotive companies were a distant past, and the Read more »

Manage Conflict by Building Your Product EQ

BY Kate Leto on March 16, 2018

I introduced a concept called Product EQ when speaking about managing conflict at work at a recent ProductTank London. It’s a term that focuses on the emotional intelligence / emotional quotient competencies that were introduced by Daniel Goleman and remain essential to our craft such as influencing, teamwork & collaboration, leadership, organizational awareness, and empathy. All Read more »