Mentorship in Product management – a template for you

In the 5 years I’ve worked at IBM and been tracking it I’ve helped contribute to the hiring placement or promotion of 22+ talented folks in product. I’m more proud of that than anything else I may have done in that time. I’ve found that mentorship is a continuous activity for me. Its something I …

The Product Manager Resume

How to write a Killer Resume? 1 – Strong action verbs lead every bullet2- Use your space VERY well3- Quantified metrics for everything The purpose of the resume is to get you the interview. These techniques are the areas that others I’ve helped out in the past tell me are the most helpful in preparing …

The Trinity of Leadership and IBMs Purpose

There is a trinity of leadership that I have written about before. set the example align the mission take care of the team In this video I talk about how I plan to contribute to IBM’s purpose this year by following the trinity of leadership. IBMs purpose has been declared: to be the catalyst that …

Why are all the artists men, daddy? (Happy International womens day 2022)

“Why are all the artists and composers men, daddy?” “Can I really ask for a starting salary that high?” “Would a man take credit for this work?” Women are wonderful and powerful – first as humans they deserve respect, equality and inclusion. And they do NOT yet get it. It is up to us, all …

The war on talent is getting intense! A tactical manual for hiring managers and recruiters.

First off I hate applying war related terms to things that are not war. But it seems that the broader industry is determined to do so, so I’ll indulge that and see if we can make some interesting connections between that kind of language and some insights that I can offer as someone who has …

Brilliance in the Basics (of Product Management)

The Marine Corps preaches “be brilliant in the basics.” Often we may be tempted to get fancy to use the latest sexiest gear and cool new techniques. But the highest payoff is almost always reflecting back on the most basic competencies and becoming brilliant in those. To do this as a Product Manager: Start with …