A good product leader is strong in four key competencies
- Team Development
- Product Vision
- Product Culture
Make recruiting, training, and coaching top prioirity
We need a product visionary on the team. I may be able to fill that role, but I'll need more skills to learn how to do it well.
- Expert on modern forms of:
- Product planning
- Product discovery
- product development process
Be able to inspire and motivate the company and get everyone moving in the same direction
Develop a culture where everyone understands rapid testing and learning. Make mistakes quickly and mitigate risk. respect and value designers and engineers. understand power of a omtivated product team.
Look for someone who has a strong tech background and an understanding of the economics of business and market
Work well on a personal level with CEO and CTO. make sure the role includes a long dinner.