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 One Bias Every Leader Should Fear
August 9, 2016
The One Bias Every Leader Should Fear

There is fear in the air and drama in the conference room. People avoid making eye contact as they pass in the halls. The tension is palpable. Your mind reels, wondering…

What Strategy Really Means for Product Managers
June 22, 2016
What Strategy Really Means for Product Managers

Are you a strategic product manager? Find out which 3 traits all strategic product leaders have and how to embrace strategy to build great products.

Don't Let Your Product Strategy Happen to You
May 19, 2016
Don't Let Your Product Strategy Happen to You

Product development is an emotional process. And, in my experience, it’s very easy to get lost in this process. In my work as an entrepreneur, angel investor, and…

The Best Product Managers Fear This One Thing
March 10, 2016
The Best Product Managers Fear This One Thing

A few years ago I learned a tough product management lesson. Here is what happened. My product team and I had spent the past six months working on our new software…

An Open Letter to Rich Startups
March 2, 2016
An Open Letter to Rich Startups

Can you feel them? The headwinds are starting to blow. The markets are going sideways and barrels of oil are now cheaper than going out to lunch with a close friend.

Why Every Product Manager Needs a Product Content Strategy
February 3, 2016
Why Every Product Manager Needs a Product Content Strategy

The idea that words are critical to business is so obvious that it’s silly. This blog post is not only made up of words — it is all about words. It’s about how words are…

6 Questions to Ask Before Planning Your 2016 Product Roadmap
December 1, 2015
6 Questions to Ask Before Planning Your 2016 Product Roadmap

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.” —Winston Churchill, British prime minister

3 Essential Principles of Agile Product Planning
October 27, 2015
3 Essential Principles of Agile Product Planning

Agile has never been more popular — or more misunderstood. There seems to be a popular concept that planning has very little part in an Agile methodology. But being Agile…