Blogs of 2023 (So Far!)
We've been off to a great start in 2023 here at RonkePM, and we wanted to share with you the insightful and exciting articles we've published so far! Stay ahead of the product management game with our top-rated articles on diversity, leadership, personal development, and more to become the best product leader you can be.
Check out our best articles of 2023 so far!
Sixteen Rules of Mindful Leadership
In this all-encompassing article, I discuss the various rules of being a mindful leader that I've learned throughout my PM career. Being a mindful leader requires many things, including self-discipline, accountability, empathy, and a willingness to listen to others. Additionally, ensure that you build a coalition and inspire team members while advocating for diversity and inclusion in workplace culture and hiring practices.
The Importance of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Product Management
Diversity and inclusion are crucial elements in product management. Embracing different perspectives and including them in product development enables companies to create products that cater to a broader audience. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging also contribute to positive work environments and increased employee retention. Strategies to enhance diversity and inclusion efforts include active recruitment and fostering an inclusive culture. It's important to note that diversity, inclusion, and belonging should be ongoing efforts, not just one-time initiatives.
Listen to the Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Product Management episode on Product Magic!
Purpose-Driven Leadership explores the importance of having a clear purpose as a leader to effectively guide and motivate a team. A purpose should go beyond simply making money or achieving success and should instead focus on making a positive impact on others and society as a whole. There are many characteristics of purpose-driven leaders, including their ability to inspire and empower others, their willingness to take risks and innovate, and their commitment to personal growth and development.
Fifteen Rules of Great Product Leadership
Great product leaders reveal themselves through the people and products they build. They thrive at people management and product leadership, simultaneously building people and products. To become a great product leader, some of the 15 key rules are being liked, trusted, and respected, using your leadership voice for change, hiring from diverse communities, building allies, being passionate and curious about your product, mastering the art of collaboration, and recognizing that you do not have all the answers. A great product leader should also communicate through storytelling and cultivate relationships with team members and stakeholders.
Design-Driven Leadership is Product Management
The essence of leadership is to create a space that allows teams to imagine, dream big, and bring to life what was once unthinkable, ultimately changing humanity. A great product taps into our emotion-based brain by being functional, efficient, convenient, exciting, and captivating. To develop such a product, it's necessary to have multi-disciplinary teams from all walks of life, including UI/UX designers, working collaboratively to provide solutions that meet customer needs. Design-driven leadership means focusing on bringing a product experience with true customer value to the market. By involving customers and interdisciplinary partners in the process, we can achieve transformation and alignment, leading to inspired solutions that meet customer needs.