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How helpful can you be as a Product Manager?

Managing the difficult balance between protecting your own time and helping others

A few years ago, I was introduced to the Helpful Hierarchy concept created by Daniel Debow. It as written as part of a piece on how to be an effective early-stage employee but is very useful when applied to the Product Management role too. The concept is straightforward but has been extremely helpful for me in thinking about how I help others.

What is ‘the Helpful Hierarchy’…

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