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What Makes a Company Culture Great?
July 27, 2015
What Makes a Company Culture Great?

Culture. It is probably a term you hear often — and I believe that it is one worth discussing. Clearly, we want more than just a job — we want more control over how and…

This Product Manager Feared Customers
July 21, 2015
This Product Manager Feared Customers

Susan landed her dream job — she was a Sr. Product Manager at a fast-growing company. I knew here well. She got to work with brilliant people every day, building an…

4 Surprising Lessons for Emerging Leaders
July 20, 2015
4 Surprising Lessons for Emerging Leaders

Excellent leadership is like good health. Everyone wants to experience it. And if you are interested in reading about it you have 150,000 titles to choose from on Amazon…

Product Managers: Stop Hiding Behind Technical Debt
July 15, 2015
Product Managers: Stop Hiding Behind Technical Debt

Thanks to Daniel Elizalde for his recent guest post on how amazing product managers stop adding features and start eliminating technical debt. It was a good summary of…

The Worst Mistake You Make Interviewing Candidates
July 13, 2015
The Worst Mistake You Make Interviewing Candidates

Looking for a new job can really hurt. It takes a lot of energy and effort to put yourself out there and present yourself as a candidate. The process can be a…

5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover
July 9, 2015
5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover

I once had a boss that made life miserable. Every day he seemed to go out of his way to change my priorities and present my ideas and work as his own. I was trapped in…

Amazing Product Managers Start Erasing Technical Debt and Stop Adding Features
July 9, 2015
Amazing Product Managers Start Erasing Technical Debt and Stop Adding Features

As product managers, we spend a lot of time understanding our customers and adding features to our backlog. We prioritize features with our executives and engineering…

How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams
July 7, 2015
How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams

It always feels the same. You can tell by the tone in her voice. The VP of Sales is angry, very angry. That is because the latest release did not have the feature that…