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Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to Go Beyond Culture and Skills

Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to Go Beyond Culture and Skills

by Kate Leto

KATE LETO

The key to understanding product management is to think of it as a practice—somewhat like a doctor practising medicine or a lawyer practising law.

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The practice of product management consists of two sets of skills:

  1. Technical skills are tools to solve a customer problem: What work is done - product roadmaps, vision statements, OKRs and KPIs, design sprints, product prototypes, testing, MVPs.

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The basic dimensions of emotional intelligence:

  • Self-awareness: The ability to understand what we're feeling and the reason for feeling it. Self-awareness is at the centre of intuition and decision-making.
  • Self-management: The ability to regula...

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A survey of HR hiring managers found that 80% say job descriptions are important, but nearly 50% admit to copy-pasting job descriptions from other banks and industry leaders like Google and Amazon.

The Role Canvas can help to create a better job description by focus...

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The Role Canvas

  1. What is the main purpose of the role? Why does the role exist? For example, to lead a team to find new ways to engage with a new market.
  2. What is the role accountable for? Start with the known goals or outcomes for the role.
  3. What human...

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Behaviour-based interview questions focus on understanding what behaviours led to accomplishments, and the intentions, consequences and impact of the behaviours on other people.

Questions to explore conflict:

  • Tell me about a time you suggested something that ...

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