I’m talking about product managers. I have grown to love this role within an organization because those who are effective at product management understand how to be a leader who has no official position or authority, yet influence positive change in the organization. Product managers lead teams without being a team leader. Product managers influence senior leadership without being in the C-suite. Product managers raise people up from the ranks without being their bosses. Product managers influence engineers without deep technical backgrounds. Product managers champion the culture of communication and collaboration within an organization. Product managers are accountable to all stakeholders of an organization. Product managers internally challenge organizations.
In fact, every person should have the heart of an effective product manager.