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”

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”

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”

Powerful questions about leadership

When we learn something new, we are best set up to retain information and create new habits, when we are following one of our own interests. The latest research from neuroscience shows how our brain literally shapes itself following what we put our mind to, what emotions are present, and how we move our body.Continue reading “Powerful questions about leadership”

Creating a context to thrive in

When I’m watching kids play, it’s striking that they create whole worlds out of their imagination, using whatever is there to work as props and tools. And what they don’t have, they simply make up. I’ve been “served coffee” (imaginary fluid pouring out of a sand mold and into a fist), I’ve been given giftsContinue reading “Creating a context to thrive in”

Psychological safety does not magically feel good

Many of us have read the research by Google on psychological safety as a signifier of high performing teams. And many organizations, team leaders and team members would love it, if we could simply turn a switch and voilĂ , our team has psychological safety. So why is it so hard to get psychological safety bakedContinue reading “Psychological safety does not magically feel good”