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Is Your Boss Tracking Your Every Move? Learn How to Share What You Have Accomplished
July 14, 2020
Is Your Boss Tracking Your Every Move? Learn How to Share What You Have Accomplished

Does it feel like your boss is paying closer attention than normal? A pandemic can lead to paranoia. With many organizations embracing remote work for the first time,…

The Founder's Paradox: How to Help People Think Less to Think More
July 9, 2020
The Founder's Paradox: How to Help People Think Less to Think More

Venture firms are advising their portfolios to hunker down. The message is clear — cut spending, curtail hiring, reassess everything to extend the runway. Cash levels…

The New Chief Hope Officer
June 30, 2020
The New Chief Hope Officer

"What do we get paid for?" I was asked to speak to a group of product leaders recently at a major private equity firm. And this is how I opened up the presentation — with…

Aha! Launches New Programs to Support Social Justice
June 22, 2020
Aha! Launches New Programs to Support Social Justice

We believe that you create lovability by putting people first — because every single person has value. That is why the last few weeks have been heartbreaking for so many…

CIO vs. CTO
June 16, 2020
CIO vs. CTO

The CIO and CTO both sit at the intersection of business and technology. Discover the differences and areas of overlap between these two executive roles.

Business Roadmaps vs. Product Roadmaps
June 11, 2020
Business Roadmaps vs. Product Roadmaps

Aha! CEO Brian de Haaff breaks down the differences between business roadmaps and product roadmaps — including where the two harmonize.

This Is How 4 IT Groups Adopted a Product Mindset
June 9, 2020
This Is How 4 IT Groups Adopted a Product Mindset

Companies are making the shift from project to product-driven. Learn about these 4 real-life examples of product-driven transformations.

The Product Manager vs. the IT Manager
June 2, 2020
The Product Manager vs. the IT Manager

Are modern IT managers more like product managers? Take a look at how IT management has evolved to generate real value for organizations.

The Founder’s Paradox: The Shame of Failing at Mindfulness
May 28, 2020
The Founder’s Paradox: The Shame of Failing at Mindfulness

The thrill of achievement is irresistible. It is gratifying to set a goal, work hard to accomplish it, and then start to look forward to what is next. Thinking beyond…

Hey Product Manager: Do You Know Why You Are Building That Feature?
May 18, 2020
Hey Product Manager: Do You Know Why You Are Building That Feature?

People love sharing their opinions. Customers and teammates are usually willing to tell you what they think you should do with your product if you ask. This is a good…

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