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Yes, Designer, You CAN Be a Product Leader

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March 12, 2016

Yes, Designer, You CAN Be a Product Leader

There are many different ways to get into product leadership, and as a designer you are better suited than most. You have a knack for details, problem solving, and organization. And those skills, believe it or not, make you better suited to get your start in product leadership than many other career paths.

Over the course of my career I’ve been a designer, front-end engineer, and now, most recently, a product leader. I’m ready to demystify what it takes to become a product leader, share the steps I took, and provide advice so that you too may jump into product.

It’s not a journey without it’s struggles but it’s ripe with opportunity and enjoyment!

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Shay Howe

March 12, 2016
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  1. Yes, Designer, You Can Be a Product Leader Shay Howe

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  8. #sxproduct @shayhowe Common Interest: Build the Best Product Possible

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  11. #sxproduct @shayhowe Design Engineering Business Product Leadership © Martin Eriksson

  12. #sxproduct @shayhowe Product Leaders Embody: Design Engineering Business

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  16. #sxproduct @shayhowe Expectations of Product Leaders: Strategy Prioritization Execution

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  20. #sxproduct @shayhowe Make Friends, Build Trust

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  24. #sxproduct @shayhowe Learn What Product Leadership Means to Your Organization

    (It May Vary)
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  27. #sxproduct @shayhowe Take Ownership of a Problem

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  31. #sxproduct @shayhowe Strive not to be success, but rather to

    be of value. – Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist “
  32. #sxproduct @shayhowe Be the Voice of Your Customer

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  34. #sxproduct @shayhowe Without sales, nobody would sell. Without engineering, nobody

    would build. Without support, customers would riot. Without product managers? Life would be just fine (For a while). – Ken Norton, Google Ventures “
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  36. #sxproduct @shayhowe Lead by Influence (Don’t Expect Authority)

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  40. #sxproduct @shayhowe Find Success through Simplicity (Don’t Try to Please

    Everyone)
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  44. #sxproduct @shayhowe Create a Shared Understanding (Over-Communicate)

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  47. #sxproduct @shayhowe Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell

    them what needs done and let them surprise you with their results. – General George Patton, United States Army “
  48. #sxproduct @shayhowe Value Teams Over Products

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  52. #sxproduct @shayhowe Believe in Yourself!

  53. #sxproduct @shayhowe Thank You! @shayhowe http://learn.shayhowe.com Come say Hello! Today

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