There are no Silver Bullets — An Interview about Product Management, Design Thinking and Growth

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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“Your team has an amount of experience and expertise that you cannot have on your own. Tap into that, you’d be crazy not to.”

I definitely don’t know all the biases, there are 175 of them and I mean, they are called unconscious for a reason. I do try to be aware of them as to not miss out on stuff. Our brain is made to make it easy to work through all the data we throw at it, so it is normal to have biases.

  • Listen actively — It is not easy, but once you get really good at listening, you will become an excellent leader.
  • Lead with empathy — Lead your team by influencing them and always stay empathetic with them, put yourself in their shows and listen (s.a.).
  • Empower your team — Give direction and let your team come up with ideas on how to reach goals, you might be surprised what happens when you do.
  • Get started — Make those decisions and be ready to fail and learn and then try again.

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

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