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Get Hired at Aha! — And Then Expect This
December 3, 2018
Get Hired at Aha! — And Then Expect This

The first day of work can feel a lot like the first day of school. You are filled with excitement — ready to take on a new challenge and meet new people. But if you are…

The VP of Product vs. the VP of Marketing
November 27, 2018
The VP of Product vs. the VP of Marketing

Powerful people do not work well together. At least, that is what one study suggests. Researchers concluded that when working in a group, powerful people underperform and…

How Our Entirely Remote Team Shares Gratitude Every Day
November 19, 2018
How Our Entirely Remote Team Shares Gratitude Every Day

When is the last time you expressed gratitude to a co-worker? I am not talking about a quick “thanks” in an email. I am talking about taking a moment to tell them why you…

The Real Value of a Product Marketing Manager
November 12, 2018
The Real Value of a Product Marketing Manager

I wrote a post about the real value of a product manager last year. The love was not surprising — I have always had a special place in my heart for product managers.…

What Product Managers Should Do When the Sales Team Is Hostile
November 5, 2018
What Product Managers Should Do When the Sales Team Is Hostile

You rely heavily on other teams for product success. That is the story of being a product manager. So naturally, it makes your job a lot tougher when other teams are not…

The Unfortunate Trend of Workplace “Ghosting”
October 30, 2018
The Unfortunate Trend of Workplace “Ghosting”

Shhh. Do you hear anything? That silence is the sound of somebody not communicating with you at work. You pinged them with a question. You invited them to a meeting. But…

Tips for Product Management Resource Allocation
October 29, 2018
Tips for Product Management Resource Allocation

Three product teams enter. One product team leaves triumphant, two stumble away bruised. Do your resource allocation meetings ever feel like a knock-down, drag-out fight?…

How to Keep Learning at Work — Despite an Unhelpful Boss
October 23, 2018
How to Keep Learning at Work — Despite an Unhelpful Boss

The Dunning-Kruger effect. It is a mouthful to say, but the concept itself is pretty simple. It refers to a cognitive bias where people confidently assess themselves as…