Product Manager Skills — Strategic Thinking

What skills do you need to be a successful product manager?

When it comes to being a product manager, there are a number of core ‘soft’ skills that you need to have, or develop. These include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Strategic thinking
  • Empathy
  • Curiosity
  • Facilitation
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Coaching

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Product related roles have grown considerably over the past five years, which means an influx of people who are starting out in a new skills area. Getting Started in Product aims to support these people make the transition.

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Robert Drury

Robert Drury

Helping people kick start their product management career with product coaching, job application prep, and product resources at gettingstartedinproduct.com

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