7 Areas every Product Manager should focus their learning on to get their career kick-started

As the role of a Product Manager continues to evolve and become more and more demanding, PMs also need to hone their core competencies at the same time. These soft skills that can be developed over the years of working and through coaching/mentoring, could actually spell the difference between launching a product that will disrupt the industry and a mediocre one.

There are seven areas that I believe every Product Manager needs to understand and develop to become outstanding in their field. Consider these are your building blocks or your stepping stones on your journey to excellence. Let me share the seven areas with you:

  1. Critical Thinking
  2. Communication
  3. Influence
  4. Customer insights mastery.
  5. Strategy
  6. Productivity
  7. Managing yourself.

That’s it. I’ve discussed the details in full in my latest blog which I am posting on LinkedIn and other places so wherever you are, always feel free to reach out to me. I’d love to hear from you. Have a great day everyone.

If you liked the blog post, you will love my free class “5 Simple Steps Any Product Manager Can Take to Fast-Track Their Way to Product Leader.” Go ahead, enroll now!

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