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Lead With Context Not Control with Soumya Sreeram

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 episode

  1. All industries translate to some sort of software, you need to understand the business aspects of the software

  2. Have an ownership mindset b/c no one tells you what you need to do next

  3. Be a people person  b/c you can not lead with control, you must be able to lead with context

  4. Be very self-aware b/c a lot of unknowns can create anxiety or stress

  5. Don't lose your cool when unknowns happen, think objectively, not emotionally

  6. Be open to asking why questions b/c it makes people think about why they are telling you one way or another

  7. Partner with the teams that you work with

  8. Active listening, don't listen to respond, listen to understand

  9. Present information in the right way that will raise the right meaning yet is measurable and understandable

  10. Keep learning and keep your calm

  11. Be agile yourself

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