32 minutes | Jul 19, 2021

Lead With Context Not Control with Soumya Sreeram

Tune in to listen to Soumya Sreeram, Product Manager at Ford Motor Company, share the stories behind some of her best product wisdom & career tips for new and aspiring/pivoting product managers.Soumya's product wisdom & career tips discussed in this episodeAll industries translate to some sort of software, you need to understand the business aspects of the softwareHave an ownership mindset b/c no one tells you what you need to do nextBe a people person  b/c you can not lead with control, you must be able to lead with contextBe very self-aware b/c a lot of unknowns can create anxiety or stressDon't lose your cool when unknowns happen, think objectively, not emotionallyBe open to asking why questions b/c it makes people think about why they are telling you one way or anotherPartner with the teams that you work withActive listening, don't listen to respond, listen to understandPresent information in the right way that will raise the right meaning yet is measurable and understandableKeep learning and keep your calmBe agile yourselfDone listening? Great, do this next...Tell me how you heard about the podcast with a short 2-minute surveyThen, GO TO https://coffeewithproduct.com AND SUBSCRIBE for complete transcripts of every episode as well as even more curated product content that will help you get started and get ahead in your product career#productmanagement #breakintoproduct #pivottoproduct #productmanagementcareeradvice
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