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Do you get anxious–or even shut down–when presenting to a group?

One of the hardest things about being a Product Manager who is introverted AND shy is when it comes to giving a presentation to a group.

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Seeing the Goal for the Obstacles

To identify the things you’ll succeed at look for the things you can’t help doing. To you they’re minor details. To others they’re unsolvable obstacles.

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The Power of Formulas

It’s important to try new things, to not rely or fall back on old formulas. Sure, they work, but unless you reevaluating them you’ll never achieve greatness.

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Passion Not Required. Or, the Worst Motivator for Success.

Passion is a horrible motivator. It’s not an easily renewable energy source. Learn to do work you can become great at and focus your efforts on mastery.

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Overvaluing the Past

Don’t waste your time learning from the past successes of others. There is little to be learned. Better to learn from the current state of the market.

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Your Job as a Manager is not to Get Things Done

Moving from engineering to management is a difficult mental shift. Understanding where and how you add value is important for your success.

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Experience and Wisdom

Are we headed towards an era of wisdom? Will the future job market demand some level of wisdom from employees?

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The Compounding Effect of Too Many Distractions

Distractions are taking you away from doing important work. Linear thinking means opportunities that could be compounding your life go unnoticed.

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Solving the Gordian Knot

There are multiple layers of complexity when looking at a problem. Most people look at the rules that are presented to them rather than set their own.