In the book On Becoming a Leader, Warren Bennis said, “leadership is first being, then doing.” I cannot agree more with this quote – behavior change starts with the embodiment of a change we want to see. I created this workbook to help you understand what type of leader you want to be and how to get there. The workbook is a combination of 26 powerful questions. Some will require you to reflect deeply, while others will make you look ahead and devise a plan.
If you just been promoted to a Group Product Manager, a Director of Product Management or a Head of Product Management – this workbook is the perfect place to start your journey before you make the mistakes that we all do on this journey.
If you’ve been in leadership for some time but feel now is the time to reconsider your style or evolve as a leader (either based on external performance feedback or internal reflection), then this workbook will make you pause and revamp your journey ahead.
And finally, you don’t have to have an official product leader’s title to benefit from the workbook. If you are a Product Manager, I consider you a leader by default. You might not have direct reports yet, but you are a leader. In this case, the workbook will equip you with the right mindset, habits, and behavior before earning an official title.