In a recent post at schmula, the author mentions:
- Gary Convis was recently brought in to be the CEO of Dana Corporation (DAN), an $8.7 Billion manufacturer of auto parts. Convis is a 40 year veteran of the auto industry and a former executive at Toyota. Dana Corporation is a struggling giant, currently in bankruptcy. When asked what words of wisdom he has to impart to his new team members at Dana Corporation, he said â€œmanage as if you have no powerâ€.
Well, that’s the core of the Product Management role. A PM has to manage her products asking a lot of people in her organization to do stuff for the product without having any power to demand anything from anyone. So being a product manager is an exercise of good leadership skills. Enjoy your exercise!