Leadership

Set a clear strategy for company and product success so you stay grounded in what you want to achieve. Find practical advice on goal-setting, cross-functional planning, prioritization, and leadership.

The 10 building blocks of lovability
April 26, 2017
The 10 building blocks of lovability

Rave reviews are unusual. For good reason. This kind of adulation is only reserved for the truly outstanding. Even artists who refine their craft for years may not be…

Love vs. Despise: A Tale of Two Companies
April 18, 2017
Love vs. Despise: A Tale of Two Companies

It was the best of companies, it was the worst of companies. One built something that the people loved. It poured energy into delighting customers. Eventually, it was…

It Is Time for the Minimum Lovable Product
April 5, 2017
It Is Time for the Minimum Lovable Product

Would you ever eat a can of cat food? Under the right conditions, perhaps. On a dare or if you were hungry enough with nothing else to reach for. But cat food is created…

You Are An Executive (You Just Don't Know It Yet)
February 9, 2017
You Are An Executive (You Just Don't Know It Yet)

She said I had an “executive presence.” This was coming from the VP of a product team I worked on early in my career. And she told me I only needed to speak up a bit more…

Will Your Legacy Mindset Fail You?
January 17, 2017
Will Your Legacy Mindset Fail You?

“The epitome of power.” I recently read an article in Harvard Business Review that proclaimed this was why we should care about building a legacy. It gave me pause. The…

Your Startup Is Failing — This Question Tells You Why
November 23, 2016
Your Startup Is Failing — This Question Tells You Why

So you want to start a company. You have done your research. And you know it will be hard work. You probably found the oft-cited statistic that 80 percent of startups…

No One Cares About Your Business Strategy
September 22, 2016
No One Cares About Your Business Strategy

Recognize this scenario? You join the leadership team at the annual offsite to work on next year’s strategy. The location is somewhere expensive and beautiful.…

Visualize Your Product Roadmap Strategy
September 15, 2016
Visualize Your Product Roadmap Strategy

Great products are typically the result of having a breakthrough plan. That’s a strategy. Aha! makes it easy to set your product vision, goals, and strategic initiatives…