How Product Managers Can Say No In 4 Easy Steps

Saying “no” is one of the hardest things a product manager must do. And it’s something you, my dear product manager friend, should be saying a lot. James Clear, the author of the bestselling book “Atomic Habits” recently spoke about…

4 Ways To Become A Better Product Manager During A Crisis

These are trying times. I’ve been a product manager for 25 years and I’ve survived several economic crises. I’ll be honest. I’m nervous about what the COVID-19 pandemic is going to do to the global economy. But I’m also a…

How to be a more strategic product manager

Many product managers feel stuck at a time when they most need to take action. “I just don’t have the time” they proclaim, rather than scheduling customer interviews that will help them decide which features to build. Or they can’t…

Why Products Fail and the One Thing Product Managers Can Do to Avoid It

UPDATED AT 12:15 PM PACIFIC TIME, 2/4/20 I had no idea when I wrote this article that I would wake up to the #IowaCaucusDisaster. What a shame the people who developed the app used didn't have a chance to read…

12 Habits of Successful Product Managers

I’m a huge fan of Dolly Parton for so many reasons. She once said “If you don’t like the road you’re on, start paving another one.” Are YOU happy with the road that you’re on? Do you wish you could…

5 Things Product Managers Should Be Thankful For this Thanksgiving

Expressing gratitude every day is a key to being healthy and happy. It’s a practice that product managers, in particular, should practice. Too often, we PMs can be overly critical about our products, our companies, and ourselves. It’s only natural……

Product Manager’s Gift Guide

The holidays are nearly upon us and many of you may soon be asked by your loved ones “What would you like for Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa?” I’ve pulled together a few items that are some of my favorite things. Feel free to share…

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