Two Skills You Must Have to be a Good Product Manager

  1. Knowing how to solve problems
  2. Leadership
  1. Deconstruct — This is the ability to break the problem down into manageable parts.
  2. Prioritize — Once the problem is broken down, you have to understand which ones to tackle first by correctly prioritizing them.
  3. Validate — And once you know which problem to solve first, you implement solutions until you can validate that the problem has been resolved. Just because you implemented a solution doesn’t mean that the problem is solved.
  1. Create Clarity — Good product managers help create clarity for their teams. They are good at all aspects of communication. They are proactive with communication, nurture communication between people, and (most importantly) write clearly. Most importantly, these kinds of communication create greater clarity for themselves.
  2. Bring Along — A good product manager may help blaze a trail, but that doesn’t mean they bulldoze over people or leave people behind. Good product managers have to be able to bring all stakeholders along in delivering value to people. It always takes a team to create lasting value.
  3. Empathize — Good product managers are able to do a good job of putting themselves in other people’s shoes. They understand the perspective of others and can use this understanding to communicate more effectively.

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Product Leader @Ramsey Solutions, Startup Co-Founder & Successful Exit @Promio, Family Man, BJJ Nut. Learn More: https://jasonjeong.com

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Jason Jeong

Jason Jeong

Product Leader @Ramsey Solutions, Startup Co-Founder & Successful Exit @Promio, Family Man, BJJ Nut. Learn More: https://jasonjeong.com