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Treat your career like you treat your product

Treat your career like you treat your product

This presentation was given at MTP Engage Hamburg on 24th May 2019.

In work, we focus on making sure we craft a vision for our product, that we understand the market and we make sure our products met user needs. We measure, learn and iterate them too. With our careers, seemingly many of us just take opportunities that are presented to them by random, luckily timed LinkedIn messages. We wouldn't manage our products by serendipity; why our careers? This talk is about how to structure your career development using tools and techniques we're already familiar with, so that you can intentfully have the career path you want.

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Adam Warburton

May 24, 2019
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  1. Treat your career like you treat your products @adamwarb Adam

    Warburton
  2. We treat our products with care, respect and diligence… why

    not our careers? @adamwarb
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  14. @adamwarb

  15. This is not a viable career strategy @adamwarb

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  18. @adamwarb

  19. This is not a viable product strategy @adamwarb

  20. Why do we do this? @adamwarb

  21. Why do we do this? Maslow @adamwarb

  22. Why do we do this? Maslow Love and belonging @adamwarb

  23. Why do we do this? Maslow Love and belonging Esteem

    @adamwarb
  24. Why do we do this? Maslow Love and belonging Esteem

    Principal-agent problem @adamwarb
  25. @adamwarb You (Principal) Recruiter (Agent) Delegates authority Acts and makes

    decisions Conflict of interest
  26. @adamwarb You (Principal) Mentor Advice Direction Champion Support Goal setting

    Coaching Training Motivation
  27. @adamwarb You (Principal) Recruiter Advice Direction Champion Support Goal setting

    Coaching Training Motivation
  28. @adamwarb You (Principal) Recruiter (Agent) Delegates authority Acts and makes

    decisions Conflict of interest
  29. What to do @adamwarb

  30. What to do Pick your tools @adamwarb

  31. What to do Pick your tools Start with the mission

    @adamwarb
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  33. What do you want to be famous for?

  34. What do you want to be famous for?

  35. What is your career mission?

  36. Mission ≠ Ambition

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  38. What to do Pick your tools Start with the mission

    @adamwarb
  39. What to do Pick your tools Start with the mission

    Next, comes strategy @adamwarb
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  41. The Career Canvas What do you want to be famous

    for? 5 year goals and aims Skills and abilities Core values Motivations Skills and abilities
  42. What to do Pick your tools Start with the vision

    Next, comes strategy Roadmap @adamwarb
  43. Time Impact Run my own Business M BA

  44. What to do Pick your tools Start with the vision

    Next, comes strategy Roadmap Learning Objective @adamwarb
  45. Emotional Intelligence Empathy Relationship building Feedback Frameworks Clear writing Facilitation

    techniques Ethical responsibility Presentation skills Courage Integrity Conflict resolution Active listening Curiosity Flexibility Not so soft skills
  46. Pick your tools Start with the vision Next, comes strategy

    Roadmap Learning Objective Metrics @adamwarb
  47. Salary is a lagging indicator

  48. @adamwarb Julia Nechaieva, PM @ Google

  49. @adamwarb Julia Nechaieva, PM @ Google

  50. @adamwarb Julia Nechaieva, PM @ Google

  51. What got you here, isn’t what will get you your

    next gig @adamwarb
  52. Good PM doesn’t always equal good Head of… @adamwarb

  53. What the company needs Be true to yourself Dream job

    @adamwarb
  54. What the company needs Be true to yourself Dream job

    The closer the match The more you’ll be motivated The better you’ll do @adamwarb
  55. The Career Canvas What do you want to be famous

    for? 5 year goals and aims Skills and abilities Core values Motivations Skills and abilities
  56. In summary @adamwarb

  57. Serendipity is not a viable career strategy @adamwarb

  58. Get yourself a mentor Know your mission Create a strategy

    Have a flexible roadmap Measure progress @adamwarb
  59. Treat your career like you treat your products @adamwarb

  60. Thank you @adamwarb