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Empathy in Product Management

I was recently asked at a product management conference what superpower product people should have. I didn’t have to think twice and replied, “empathy.” This article explains why empathy is particularly important in product management and how you can strengthen your ability to empathise even with seemingly difficult stakeholders, customers, and team members.

Empathy in Product Management

I was recently asked at a product management conference what superpower product people should have. I didn’t have to think twice and replied, “empathy.” This podcast episode explains why empathy is particularly important in product management and how you can strengthen your ability to empathise even with seemingly difficult stakeholders, customers, and team members.

What Should a Head of Product Do?

Becoming a head of product is a career aspiration for many product managers and product owners. But what exactly should a head of product do? Which are the responsibilities the individual should fulfil? Read on to find out my answer.

What Should a Head of Product Do?

Becoming a head of product is a career aspiration for many product managers and product owners. But what exactly should a head of product do? Which are the responsibilities the individual should fulfil? Listen to this podcast episode to hear my answer.

Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Becoming a head of product and managing a group of product people is a significant career step. In this article, I share my recommendations to help you get ready for the new job and be off to a great start.

Tips for Becoming a Head of Product

Becoming a head of product and managing a group of product people is a significant career step. In this podcast episode, I share my recommendations to help you get ready for the new job and be off to a great start.

Stakeholder Management Tips for Product People

As product people, we rely on the stakeholders to successfully progress our product. But effective stakeholder management can be challenging. It can feel like herding cats with every stakeholder going off in a different direction pursuing her or his individual goal. This article offers practical tips to help you succeed in aligning the stakeholders, involving them in the right way, and securing their support for important product decisions.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

As product people, we make tough decisions and sometimes, we have to work with challenging people. It is therefore no surprise that we experience difficult emotions at work. While feelings like irritation, tension, and anger are unpleasant, learning to constructively deal with them is an important skill: It increases our mental wellbeing, builds trust, strengthens connections, and improves our ability to make effective decisions. This episode helps you deal with difficult emotions at work.

Dealing with Difficult Emotions in Product Management

As product people, we make tough decisions and sometimes, we have to work with challenging people. It is therefore no surprise that we experience difficult emotions at work. While feelings like irritation, tension, and anger are unpleasant, learning to constructively deal with them is an important skill: It increases our mental wellbeing, builds trust, strengthens connections, and improves our ability to make effective decisions. This article helps you deal with difficult emotions at work.

How to Overcome 6 Key Product Leadership Challenges

Products are developed, provided, and enhanced by people, and effectively leading them is crucial to achieve product success. But leading stakeholders and development teams is hard: It requires product managers and product owners to overcome six leadership challenges that range from lacking transactional power to guiding self-organising teams. This article—which is based on my new book “How to Lead in Product Management”—discusses the six challenges and offers practical tips for overcoming them.