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.