How to become a Product leader

22 Dec 2022
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How to get my job is our podcast series on Linkedin and Spotify where we sit down with amazing people within the Design and Product industry and ask them how their careers started, evolved, and what advice they have for those coming after them.

In episode 6 of the series we speak with Chiedza Muguti, an experienced Product leader who describes how she went from starting out as a Business Analyst to becoming a Product Leader.

Key Takeaways

- You have to be very empathetic because you have to work with a lot of people across many disciplines and walks of life
- As a Product leader it’s important you’re approachable, as people will be more willing to come to you at any time for advice
- You should have a lot of grace to deal with criticism — There are a lot of decisions you have to make that may not be popular
- You have to be very humble — Product will humble you on a daily basis
- It’s key to step back and see things objectively as well as zoom into the finer details

What’s the best career advice you’ve ever been given?

A manager once said to me, “Chiedza, you’re a natural leader, but you will only do your best when you are yourself.”

“When you are authentic, you can use all of your energy to do great things and do a great job.”

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