As an active participant in several online communities for product managers, one of the questions frequently asked is “How can I prepare to succeed in my new role as a product manager?” I always respond by recommending this book, The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter by MichaelContinue reading “How to crush the first 90 days as a new product manager”
As a product manager, you have an immense amount of responsibility but typically little to no authority. So how can you influence your team to achieve their potential to the fullest? Start by building trust.
The key to winning is to lead your team to focus on the right solution for the first opportunity you need to deliver before moving on to the second one, and the third one and so on. Prioritize and focus on incremental activities that put you closer to your goal.
I recently concluded a 6-month mentorship program created by Jeremy Horn, aka The Product Guy, that is aptly called The Product Mentor. The program is designed to pair mentors and mentees from around the world, across all industries, from start-up to enterprise. My mentee, Merziyah Poonawala, is based in New York. Since I’m based inContinue reading “Lessons I’ve learned as a mentor”