Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills

How we hire for Product Management isn't working.

Product teams and organisations focus on finding candidates with specific technical skills like building roadmaps, mastering frameworks for strategy and OKRS. They look for someone who went to the same school, worked at the same place, who knows who they know.

We need to shift our narrative of what is essential in the people who envision and build our products to include human skills like leadership, emotional intelligence, resilience, empathy, self awareness and much more. We need to look for those who will add to our culture, and make it better, not just replicate the status quo.

In this talk, Kate will pull from her experience in product management, org design and leadership coaching to introduce practical tools that will change not only how an organisation hires, but how they think of a healthy product management culture and essential product skills.


Full talk: https://youtu.be/EwYpJNfx4rs

About Kate

Kate Leto’s product management, org design, and leadership coaching background span 25+ years. Her hands-on experience as a consultant, coach, and advisor has taken her around the world creating, authentic, high-performing teams and products at disruptive startups and Fortune 500 companies.Kate’s book, Hiring Product Managers: Using Product EQ to go beyond culture and skills, is now available through Sense & Respond Press.