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Being a product leader is not for the meek. Join Hope Gurion, product leader coach at Fearless Product, as she interviews experienced product leaders in B2B & B2C, start-up, growth and mature companies. In each episode she asks for 5 perspectives on how product leaders handle a tough responsibility of the role. If you're a new product leader, or just want to hear how other product leaders fearlessly tackle the challenges you're facing, this is the podcast for you.

Being a product leader is not for the meek. Join Hope Gurion, product leader coach at Fearless Product, as she interviews experienced product leaders in B2B & B2C, start-up, growth and mature companies. In each episode she asks for 5 perspectives on how product leaders handle a tough responsibility of the role. If you're a new product leader, or just want to hear how other product leaders fearlessly tackle the challenges you're facing, this is the podcast for you.

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Being a product leader is not for the meek. Join Hope Gurion, product leader coach at Fearless Product, as she interviews experienced product leaders in B2B & B2C, start-up, growth and mature companies. In each episode she asks for 5 perspectives on how product leaders handle a tough responsibility of the role. If you're a new product leader, or just want to hear how other product leaders fearlessly tackle the challenges you're facing, this is the podcast for you.

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@hopegrrr

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English


Episodes

How Do You Nurture Product Discovery as a Leader? Interview with Teresa Torres

6/22/2021
Are you a product leader seeking to improve the discovery practices of your teams? Do you want to create a culture and leadership team that values discovery-based, customer-centric product roadmaps over executive-only ideas? In this episode of Fearless Product Leadership, Teresa Torres of ProductTalk and I discuss how product leaders can nurture product discovery in their organizations. Teresa Torres is an internationally acclaimed author, speaker, and coach. She teaches a structured and...

Duration:00:38:50

What Was Your Defining Moment as a Product Leader? Part 2: People

6/7/2021
When it comes to problems leaders face, they tend to fall into two main categories: people and process. In this episode, Part 2 in a two-part miniseries, we learn from four deeply experienced product leaders. They reflect on an epiphany that dramatically improved the way they approach the people part of their role. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Nicole Brolan, Chief Product Officer, Redbubble, previously Executive GM – Global Services, XeroPolly...

Duration:00:20:00

What Was Your Defining Moment as a Product Leader? Part 1: Process

6/1/2021
As a product leader, what was a defining moment of your career? There are likely a handful of experiences that radically transformed the way you think about your work. In this episode, Part 1 in a two-part miniseries, we learn from five deeply experienced product leaders. They reflect on a learning that dramatically improved the way they approach the process part of their role. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Sean MurphyZabrina HossainAnthony...

Duration:00:18:55

Do You Nail Before You Scale Your Products?

5/19/2021
“Nail it, then scale it” is a common—and catchy—refrain within the product world. But what exactly does it mean to “nail” your product? What happens if you move too fast or too slow when rolling out a new product or feature? In this episode, we learn from six deeply experienced product leaders who understand the delicate nature of timing product releases. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Dave Wascha, Chief Product and Technology Officer, ZooplaPolly...

Duration:00:30:34

How Do You Hire the Right Product Managers?

2/1/2021
Are you a product leader hiring new product managers for your team? Hiring the wrong person to your team can negatively impact you, the rest of your team and even the rest of the company. Fortunately, there are hiring techniques that will ensure you get the right person, with the right experience, approach and mindset to accelerate the success of your product teams. In this episode, we hear from Kate Leto, author of the book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and...

Duration:00:40:46

How Do You Accelerate Product Decision Velocity?

1/20/2021
Are you a product leader whose team struggles to make decisions efficiently? There are a number of underlying reasons why teams move slowly when they need to make product decisions. In this episode, we learn from five deeply experienced product leaders who have developed effective questions and frameworks to accelerate decision-making on their teams. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Dave Wascha, Chief Product and Technology Officer, ZooplaPolly...

Duration:00:24:14

How Do You Measure Your Success as a Product Leader?

12/2/2020
Are you a product leader who isn't sure how you should be evaluated? Are you trying to define corporate and professional goals for you vs your team or the company? In this episode, we learn from deeply experienced product leaders who’ve held the product leader role at multiple companies how they measure their success as a product leader. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Troy Anderson, Chief Product and Information Officer, ApertureRachel Obstler, VP...

Duration:00:23:37

How Do You Achieve Radical Alignment?

8/5/2020
HOW DO YOU ACHIEVE RADICAL ALIGNMENT? (3 of 3 in Alignment miniseries) Are you a product leader struggling to effectively align your leaders and teams on critical decisions? In this 3-episode miniseries on alignment, 8 experienced product leaders share their best techniques on why and how they align their organizations on critical decisions. In the third and final episode Alexandra Jamieson and Bob Gower, authors of the book “Radical Alignment: How to have Game-Changing Conversations That...

Duration:00:47:33

How Do You Align People on Tough Decisions?

7/30/2020
HOW DO YOU ALIGN PEOPLE ON TOUGH DECISIONS? (2 of 3 in Alignment miniseries) Are you a product leader struggling to effectively align your leaders and teams on critical decisions? In this 3-episode miniseries on alignment, 8 experienced product leaders share their best techniques on why and how they align their organizations on critical decisions. In this second episode, Rachel Obstler, VP of Product at PagerDuty, former VP of Product at Keynote SystemsNicole Brolan, GM at Xero, former...

Duration:00:35:37

Why Must You Align People on Tough Decisions?

7/30/2020
WHY MUST YOU ALIGN PEOPLE ON TOUGH DECISIONS? (1 of 3 in Alignment miniseries) Are you a product leader struggling to effectively align your leaders and teams on critical decisions? In this 3-episode miniseries on alignment, 8 experienced product leaders share their best techniques on why and how they align their organizations on critical decisions. In this first episode Nate Walkingshaw, former Chief Experience Officer at PluralsightSean Murphy, VP of Digital Pharmacy at Optum, former VP...

Duration:00:21:54

How Do You Work With Customer-Facing Teams in Product Discovery?

4/29/2020
Are you a product leader struggling to effectively collaborate with other customer-facing teams in product discovery? In this episode, 6 experienced product leaders share their best tips and techniques on how they work with sales, support and other customer-facing teams to learn from customers and manage expectations to create success for customers and their companies. Episode transcripts can be found at Fearless Product Leadership Podcast Product leaders featured in this episode with...

Duration:00:38:51

What Is Your Best Interview Question for Product Leaders?

4/13/2020
Are you seeking a new product leader role? Or are you a CEO trying to hire a product leader? In this episode, you’ll learn how 6 experienced product leaders interview candidates for product leader roles, what they're looking to learn, and what great answers sound like. Episode transcripts with more resources can be found at Fearless Product Leadership Podcast. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos: Dave Wascha, Chief Product and Technology Officer,...

Duration:00:22:47

How Do You Surface Assumptions in Product Discovery?

3/25/2020
HOW DO YOU SURFACE ASSUMPTIONS DURING PRODUCT DISCOVERY? In the previous episode, we heard the horror stories of product leaders and teams haunted by the risky assumptions that surfaced too late. Is this destined to be your fate as well? Not if I can help it! In this episode of Fearless Product Leadership, we learn how to mitigate those risky assumptions from seasoned product leaders who answer the question “How do you surface assumptions during product discovery?” Product leaders featured...

Duration:00:29:02

How Have You Been Burned by Risky Assumptions?

3/10/2020
HOW HAVE YOU BEEN BURNED BY RISKY ASSUMPTIONS? Are you a new product leader who doesn't yet surface assumptions as part of your product development practice? In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share stories of product development gone wrong when they were burned by risky assumptions that surfaced too late. This episode will be followed by a companion episode in which we hear about the techniques product leaders use with their teams to surface assumptions as part of their product...

Duration:00:22:58

How Do You Know If Your Product Org Is Truly Great?

2/19/2020
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR PRODUCT ORG IS TRULY GREAT? Are you a product leader or CEO wondering if your product organization is truly great? Do you wonder what the irrefutable evidence would actually help you determine whether they're great at what they do and how they do it? In this episode, 6 experienced product leaders share the characteristics and behaviors that help them know whether their product org is irrefutably great at what they do. Product leaders featured in this episode with...

Duration:00:20:35

How do you balance investment in tech debt vs customer value?

1/27/2020
HOW DO YOU BALANCE INVESTMENT IN TECH DEBT VS CUSTOMER VALUE? Are you a new product leader? Are you having difficulty finding an approach to keep tech debt at bay and the teams velocity of delivery of value on pace with the demanding expectations of customers and stakeholders? In this episode, you’ll learn from 5 experienced product leaders: WHEN tech debt is justified to accumulate WHO should be accountable for paying down the debt HOW to educate your leadership team on the impact of tech...

Duration:00:28:37

Should Your Sales Team Sell Features Before They Exist?

1/5/2020
SHOULD THE SALES TEAM SELL FEATURES BEFORE THEY EXIST? Are you a B2B product leader wondering how you can help the sales team achieve their targets while not backing your product team into corner? In the first episode of season 2, 5 experienced B2B product leaders share their best strategies and techniques to enable their sales teams to meet customer needs and achieve quotas while protecting a discovery-led, agile product development process. Product leaders featured in this episode with...

Duration:00:31:26

How Do You Craft and Communicate Product Vision? | Fearless Product Leadership

9/24/2019
HOW DO YOU CRAFT AND COMMUNICATE PRODUCT VISION? Are you a product leader struggling to create and communicate a product vision that will compel your company into action in the best interest of your customers? In this episode, 5 experienced product leaders share their best practices that have helped them create a product vision to align their teams, leadership and stakeholders with how to improve the lives of customers for the growth of the company. A video version of this episode is...

Duration:00:31:33

How Does Your Team's Experience Level Impact You As a Product Leader? | Fearless Product Leadership

9/3/2019
HOW DOES YOUR TEAM’S EXPERIENCE IMPACT YOU AS A PRODUCT LEADER? Given the emerging discipline of product management, it’s more common than not to have inexperienced product teams. As a product leader, how do you practically deal with that experience gap challenge? When the team isn’t right, it falls back on the leader to coach, course-correct or fill in gaps, and there are already a lot of demands on the PL’s time. That’s why we’re tackling the question HOW DOES YOUR TEAM’S EXPERIENCE IMPACT...

Duration:00:23:52

How Do You Create Accountability for Product Teams?

8/5/2019
HOW DO YOU CREATE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PRODUCT TEAMS? Are you a product leader seeking a reliable, respectful method of holding teams accountable to meet their goals? In this episode, you’ll learn how 5 experienced product leaders: A video version of this episode is available at Fearless Product channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/FearlessProduct. Product leaders featured in this episode with links to their bio videos. Rosie Ruley Atkins, VP of Product, Homebase Troy Anderson,...

Duration:00:23:34