Slaves to the Numbers

My early days with Magnatech Drive Products, a past client, were as memorable as they come. I’ll never forget the first time I was given a tour of MDP’s main facility by the CEO and a few senior managers. Walking into the operations “War Room” left an indelible...

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Be a Great Dancer with Your Product Stakeholders

Stakeholder management is at the heart of product managers’ jobs. Yet many product managers struggle with it tirelessly. In fact, “difficult stakeholders” is one of the biggest frustrations for most product managers. Sometimes, it feels like you just can’t strike the...

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The Supply Chain Memo

“Every company should have received the memo that supply chain needs a seat at the table.” Especially as regards the sustainability or ESG (environment, social and governance) agenda. I smiled to myself in a conflicting mix of delight and disdain as I read the words...

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What Great Product Managers Do Best

“He can be such a fuckwit sometimes! Honestly, he drives me so mad, I could strangle him!” I raised my eyebrows involuntarily while struggling to keep a straight face. It was as much a surprise to hear Isabelle use a vulgar word as it was amusing to hear her...

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Talent Management: 5 Things Worth Bearing in Mind

Almost every organisation and countless senior leaders talk about “talent”. But only a minority really get their groove on with the subject, i.e., walking the talk with their actions on ‘people capability’. 5 things worth bearing in mind about...

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