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Incomplete by design - Matt LeMay at MTP Engage Hamburg 2022

BY Hilary Reynolds on September 26, 2022 for Prioritised Members

Incomplete by Design…finishing documents is making it harder for your team. Matt LeMay’s closing keynote at MTP Engage Hamburg was a beautiful reminder of the power of collectively designing as a team unit to solve problems. Watch the video below in full or read on for a recap of some of the key takeaways. […] Read more »

Prioritised member panel: Learning to lead

BY Eira Hayward on April 28, 2022 for Prioritised Members

In this MTP Leader panel, our line-up of experts join Emily Tate, Mind the Product’s Managing Director, to discuss the lessons they have learned on the path to becoming product leaders. […] Read more »

Climb the Product Career Ladder Part 3: Head of Product, VP Product, and CPO Roles

BY Eira Hayward on January 29, 2021 for Prioritised Members

This third and final part of our career series looks at the top tier of roles in Martin Eriksson’s foundational post on product management job titles and hierarchy, at the Head of Product, VP Product, and CPO roles. With such leadership roles typically there comes a change in emphasis. As James Gadsby Peet, ProductTank London […] 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 »

What Makes A Good Product Manager? by Moe Ali

BY Andres Phillips on July 9, 2020

In this ProductTank Toronto talk, Moe Ali – currently the CPO at Airborne – gives us some insights into the classic archetypes and characteristics of a good product manager, covering: The balance of product discovery vs delivery Some of the archetypes of product managers What practices make a good product manager Product Discovery vs Delivery A typical […] Read more »

The Value of Mentoring for Product Leaders

BY Eira Hayward on July 3, 2020 for MTP Leader Members

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 […] 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 »

How Lessons From Wargames can Help you Ship Products and Build Strong Teams

BY Adam Thomas on March 16, 2020

We all know that product is hard, so here are some themes from a very playful activity that will help you get better at it. Shipping products is rough, full of false starts, lousy execution, and a lack of will to kill products quickly. But a bad strategy creates a state of false hope, and […] Read more »

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 […] Read more »

10 top Tips From Product's Finest Leaders

BY Imogen Schels on January 9, 2020

Here you’ll discover 10 pieces of advice from past Mind the Product leadership forums, from the very best leaders* in the business along with supporting ideas from members of the Mind the Product community. (*As our leadership forums are conducted under the Chatham House rule, you’ll not see any direct quotes from our forums. However, […] Read more »