Leadership starts with leading yourself. Leadership ultimately is about co-creating something with a group of people who want to shape the world around them in an agreed upon direction. The role of leaders in that space is about creating the space for collaboration, positively influencing and empowering the relationships in the space, and making sureContinue reading “The art of self-leadership”
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Useful leadership skills for product roles
When I took my first product role, the main thing I was interested in learning was about specific product skills. How to build a roadmap, what Scrum is, how to write user stories and requirements, what a product vision or strategy is, specific technical domain knowledge like how an API functions and how you mightContinue reading “Useful leadership skills for product roles”
What does healthy high-performance look like?
I started the year with this question in mind because I remember how tired, stressed and overwhelming it often felt to face the demands of my leadership (or product) role, and at the same time also wanting to be present, joyful and available to my partner, my friends, my family and my dance community. IContinue reading “What does healthy high-performance look like?”
What senior leaders can learn from product teams
I keep looking at these two topics – leadership and product work – as I have deep roots with both of them. When I look back into my most recent corporate role, I believe that a large part of the success of the teams I was working with, was rooted in me leading that entireContinue reading “What senior leaders can learn from product teams”
Wellbeing matters for high performance at work
This actually should not come as a surprise to anybody. If you had to define what hinders you to do focused and challenging work, you’d likely mention things like feeling tired, stressed, hungry, cold or too hot, sad, pressured, angry, anxious or in pain. When thinking of states of being, that are conducive to deepContinue reading “Wellbeing matters for high performance at work”
Let’s talk about power!
I remember well, when me and my technical Co-Lead did some work on values at the beginning of our working relationship. We got our results from a survey on personal values, and he was totally surprised to see that I ranked very low on valuing “power”. He had, up until that point, been convinced, thatContinue reading “Let’s talk about power!”
Women are natural leaders – we just don’t think of ourselves as leaders
If you follow what is going on with any of the latest research on what creates innovation and thriving teams, you’ll quickly understand that there are a lot of leadership principles and values at play that simply come natural to women: The only thing women often don’t bring is the confidence that they are andContinue reading “Women are natural leaders – we just don’t think of ourselves as leaders”
Why do you need presence to build great products?
Let’s maybe start by looking at some of the biggest mistakes you can make when trying to build great products: I could keep going with that list, and I know it well because I have made every mistake on that list at some point. Which brings me to the quality of presence, which is lackingContinue reading “Why do you need presence to build great products?”
Building a sense of interconnection into a team
We all know that sense of shared experience when we sit around a campfire with a group of people. Teams are also made of multiple people coming together to jointly go after a specific goal. And very often new teams struggle to figure out how to actually arrive at a sense of “we” as aContinue reading “Building a sense of interconnection into a team”
Learning about Leadership
Learning and curiosity are intimately linked. When I started to get curious about leadership, it began with powerful questions I asked myself. This naturally led to finding insights and answers – and learning based on my own curiosity was a ton of fun, too! Over the years I have also found, that it’s best notContinue reading “Learning about Leadership”