Year: 2014

Product Management

Five Things a Clever PM Can Learn From Game of Thrones

Each of the main characters in HBO’s adaptation of G.R.R. Martin’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones have their own motivations and methods that forward their goals, for good, evil, or something in between. And a careful examination of those characters reveals some common risks that Product Managers (and other roles) face in the business world […]

Product Management

Leading Through Influence the Clever PM Way — Part 3: Trust & Respect

This is part 3 of a series of articles about leading through influence.  The first article focused on the concept of social capital and how we earn the right to ask people to follow us; the second focused on how to use effective facilitation skills to establish yourself as a valuable resource for others to […]

Product Management

Five Things a Product Manager Should be Thankful For

In a time of recognition for the good things in life, and for the opportunities that life has presented us with, I thought it would be a good time to take a few moments and reflect on some of the things that all Product Managers should be thankful for.  So, on this Thanksgiving week, enjoy […]

Product Management

Leading Through Influence the Clever PM Way — Part 2: Effective Facilitation

In part one of this series, we discussed the concept of “social capital” and how important it is to build, manage, and spend it in the process of leading through influence.  In this installment, we’re going to extend the scope of the discussion to a highly effective way of building your social capital in an […]

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