A few articles caught my attention over the course of the week, so I set them aside to read when I had the chance. The chance came this morning, and at the top of one of the articles on the Forbes site was this hashtag statement. An innocuous reference most people probably didn’t even pay attention to. But these are the types of insights I would either reiterate or share with my twenty something self. Enjoy.
We’ve all heard it said Product Management is akin to being CEO of your own product line. In prior posts, I compared/contrasted the roles/responsibilities of a CEO and the Product Manager, and even took the bait on an article that lead with the provocative statement Product Managers, you aren’t the CEO of anything.
Regardless of where you stand with the conversation, I am a firm believer it’s not the title, or the perceived authority with the role, that defines leadership. You are a leader when you start acting like one. But if you do aspire to achieve a CEO role, you should know what to expect going in.