Decision-making is a core competency for product managers Greg Prickril, who’s been a guest on the podcast, just did a LinkedIn post about the most important competency for product managers. He said it was “prioritization” – which I don’t disagree with. And one important facet of prioritization is decision making. And in this episode I
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All The Responsibility, None Of The Authority
In every episode of the Secrets of Product Management podcast I provide actionable insights, techniques, and hacks to help you create more value in the world, faster.
Hi, I'm Nils Davis (more on me below). This podcast is for anyone trying to create value in the world with new products - product managers, product marketers, innovators of all sorts.
Mental Models, Strengths, and The Tour de France Somehow in this episode I manage to make a souffle from the 2021 Tour de France, the winner of Stage 12 Nils Politt, Mark Cavendish winning his 34th TdF stage, tying Eddie Merckx’ record, and Eddie Merckx’ famous maxim for getting fast – “Ride lots!” Eddie Merckx
In this episode, my good friend Sabrina Braham shares her insights on Clifton Strengths and amplifying your potential by applying strengths and other positive psychology ideas like the growth mindset. Sabrina is a celebrated executive coach and consultant, specializing in leadership excellence and business growth, with many years of experience coaching Fortune 500 executives and
What does data-driven product management really mean? In episode 83 of this podcast my guest Noa Ganot reminded us that the term “data-driven product management” originally meant you weren’t prioritizing what to build simply based your own opinions, out of your own head, or the opinions of your colleagues. You would use “data” – such
In this episode, answers to a few questions I get often when I’m presenting or training product managers on storytelling. A great story is about a problem worth solving, a difficult and challenging path to a solution that only you can navigate, followed by a meaningful transformation when the problem is solved. Very simple to
This episode of The Secrets of Product Management is about strengths and weaknesses, and especially how to use mental models and other tools to augment your weaknesses. Rebranding the podcast This is the first episode of the rebranded podcast. I’m changing the name from All The Responsibility to “The Secrets of Product Management” so it’s
Your storytelling power is not only a differentiator, it’s a risk reducer In this episode I’m talking about this challenge – roughly and simplistically let’s call it “getting your next product manager job” – from a few different angles. Your stories of what you actually did – although still somewhat subject to wariness on the
In this episode Noa Ganot tells us about what being “data-driven” really should mean, plus how product leaders can be more effective. And why product leadership is so difficult even for experienced managers.
Is there a “perfect product manager resume?” Not really. But there are ways to make your resume a lot better. And it comes from thinking like a product manager.
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Your host, and author of The Secret Product Manager Handbook
When I started in product management, there were no resources for learning product management.
To help new product managers avoid that struggle, for years I’ve been providing that “secret” information on my Secret Product Manager Handbook website, this podcast, and my YouTube channel.
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