Recently, I chatted with Bertrand Rothen in my LinkedIn Live series “Let’s talk about…” about what product managers can learn from social media. When he suggested that topic, I was immediately intrigued. Our conversation really inspired me and got me thinking. What can we, as product people, learn from social media? How can we apply it to our day-to-day?

Watch the full conversation here:

Product managers need to be influencers — This is a sentiment I’ve heard a lot, and it goes hand in hand with product managers’ need to be leaders.

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This article was originally published on Oct 13th 2020 on ProductCraft.

In just five days, a design sprint can give you a sneak peek into the future of your product. But what if you are being blinkered by a lack of perspectives? Then that future cannot be bright.

Design sprints, like other workshops, get better the more perspectives you can gather. And that’s why diversity is so important.

There’s no inclusion without diversity

Diversity and inclusion are terms that have been buzzing around for a while. Let’s break them down real quick so we are on the same page.

According to Wikipedia, diversity as seen in sociology and political studies is the degree of differences…

And Tips for Maximising Your Reading Time

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These are my top five product books that you should read no matter which point of your product management career you are at.

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We have been using OKRs for a while but it took a few rounds and reading The Team That Managed Itself to really understand how to stay aligned over the course of the quarter. We have two team meetings and each of them has a superpower activity that really helped us as a team.

  • Superpower: OKR Confidence Level Poker
  • Meeting 2: End of Week Celebration
  • Superpower: Trophies for Team Mates

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I have been in a rut, you might call it writer’s block if I was a writer. A creative slump. I haven’t posted anything but short-lived stories on my Instagram since March, my last Medium article was a repost of an interview I did ages ago and my LinkedIn posts and engagement have gone down considerably. I could beat myself up about it and look at all the productivity hacks and habits for billionaires or something like that, but I won’t. I refuse. I made it through this year and that in itself is a success.

I like to consider…

This interview was originally published February, 17th 2020 by Alexander Bock on LinkedIn under the title How to keep an open mind: There are no silver bullets and “it depends”​ — Lisa Mo Wagner’s perceptive view.

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In today’s interview we talk to Lisa Mo Wagner. As a Hidden Champion she provides amazing insights on product management, combining various fields for her exceptional work and perspective: a master design thinker with a growth hacker mindset, digital nomad and facilitator. She writes deeply inspiring articles combining her fields of expertise with a personal view and thus creating new perspectives.

Hi Lisa, hope…

Remember that meeting that made you feel like this:

First of all, before any meeting you should ask yourself: Could this meeting be an email? When in doubt, write an email and see if people ask for a follow up meeting. 9 times out of 10 they won’t.

If you do have a meeting, then have a meeting PANDA with you, because a) everyone loves pandas and b) everyone loves acronyms. That’s the law. Look it up.

How to go from sad panda to happy panda in all your meetings!

P is for purpose. What is the purpose of…

We plan quarterly. We use OKRs. It sounds easy, and it is not. There are so many things to keep in mind to create good and valuable objectives. They need to be outcome-focused, on that exactly right level, measurable, make sense to the team, align with business goals and strategy, keep the customer in mind, make employees happy and…

Here’s my recipe 👩‍🍳

  1. Align everyone to the business.
  2. Decide on objectives and key results on a team level.

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We’ve all been in remote meetings now but what’s happening now is most likely new to you. We are all remote, all the time. That means you don’t spend time with your co-workers outside of meetings and those meetings are even worse now. Sounds about right, doesn’t it?

If there’s one thing I’ve learned during a few years of remote work as well as facilitation, you have to be 10x intentional when communicating. This means adding ways of communicating outside of meetings and fostering the human connection as well as stepping up your game in remote meetings and workshops. Here…

Are you working from home yet? If Covid-19 has taught us something it is that most jobs can be done remotely. I love the option of remote work and there’s a ton of videos and articles out there that can help you improve productivity, especially if you’re new to remote work and virtual meetings. One thing I haven’t seen a lot about is the human factor.

I like connecting with my co-workers on a more personal level, I like going to meetups and conferences to learn about the industry and I like meeting new people. …

Lisa Mo Wagner

Product strategist, decision facilitator, team enabler, problem solver, design sprinter, agile enthusiast, intersectional feminist.

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