Each week I scour articles, wading through the dogs, and bringing you the best insights to help product managers and innovators be heroes.
Product managers must listen with empathy – just how do we do it?
Listening occurs at several levels. For most of us, empathy doesn’t come naturally. With all that we need to get done, we are in a hurry to get just the information needed, share only what others need to know, and move on. That’s a mistake. We need to listen with empathy. Check out how… https://marcabraham.com/2018/02/18/my-product-management-toolkit-26-pause-and-listen/
Product Marketers focus on the “now” product while Product Managers focus on the “future” product.
“What is the difference between product marketers and product managers” is a frequent topic of discussion, at least when both roles are together at a meetup. The product marketer is primarily responsible for a product after it is launched while the product manager is focused on creating a new product (new version or completely new offering). This simple graphic explains the distinction https://www.brainkraft.com/breaking-down-the-barriers-between-product-marketing-and-product-management
7 product management-related roles and their typical responsibilities.
(1) Business Analyst, (2) Chief Product Officer, (3) Director of Product Management, (4) Product Manager, (5) Product Owner, (6) Technical Product Manager, and (7) VP of Product. Description of each at https://blog.aha.io/7-product-management-job-titles-and-what-they-really-do/
A 4-part simple framework to execute a successful innovation strategy.
(1) Manage, (2) extend, (3) adapt, and (4) create. See the details of each at https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2018/02/16/how-to-execute-a-successful-innovation-strategy/#562d3db2353c
Leading during rapid times of change – use optimism.
From Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, insights from several leaders of innovation and change… https://www.fastcompany.com/40509021/32-leadership-lessons-from-peloton-beautycounter-omnicom-and-more
New Podcast Episode for Product Managers & Innovators: How qualitative research drives product management & the next generation Hyundai Santa Fe – with Heather Kluter
Weekly interviews to increase your confidence, influence, and success. Avoid failures and create products customers love. Interviews for Product Managers and Innovators.