As a Product Manager and a coach, I have found one sad thing to be true — most Product Managers will do what others tell them to do and consistently avoid conversations related to their careers. They spend 100% of their energy managing their product and none on their job…


Your mindset determines how you perceive the world, yourself, and the future. It helps you define what is true for you. It is the lens via which we see everything.

I have had the pleasure of coaching 100s of high performers. When they start working with me, they often want…


“I feel stuck in my career.”

Those are words that I regularly hear when I speak to product managers. We all feel as though we are stuck at some point or another. The question to ask ourselves is, “what am I going to do about it?”.

A few of my…


Roughly four years ago, I decided to get a coach. I realized the importance of having someone who can be a sounding board, someone who challenges my thinking and gets me out of my own way.

That is what good coaching does for your career.

However, most Product Management programs…


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I have helped hundreds of Product Managers land their dream roles. I have had the privilege of celebrating with them and hearing their stories.

I don’t pretend that the job search is not a difficult feat. On the contrary, it can be daunting and tedious. …


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. …


In general, a Product Manager’s role is to set the vision for a product, set the path for the product, and communicate the vision to the stakeholders. As you would a product, creating a roadmap for your career and streamlining your actions to ensure its progress is but imperative.


An integral part of influence for product managers is having the confidence in yourself, your skills, the project and most especially, your team.

What makes a confident product manager?

I think, along with that question, every Product Manager has at one point asked how does a confident product manager…


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One of my friends and students, Rohit Shenoy, has mentioned the book Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin in my Influential Product Manager class a million times.

I always ignored his suggestions.

I mean, what does a book that has to do with military leadership have to do…


In product management, I often get asked two questions: “How do I go and become a product manager?”, “How do I get into Google as a product manager?” and “How do I prioritize features?”

In this video, I am sharing with you, not theories or frameworks, but the four…

Shobhit Chugh

Founder at Intentional Product Manager (http://www.intentionalproductmanager.com). Product @Google, @Tamr, @Lattice_Engines, @Adaptly. Worked at @McKinsey

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