“Why I Hire Product Managers Based on Emotion Over Experience”
If you’re a product manager, you’ve probably been asked to work on a project within a tight deadline, which means putting in extra hours late-night and weekends. When that happens, who are the people you want on your team? What adjectives would you use to describe them?
When I asked these questions at a talk I gave at Product School, the answers were not smart or successful. The adjectives were patient, flexible, thoughtful, collaborative, empathetic, and even funny. That’s because if you’re going to spend that much time with people in close quarters, you better like them and get along.
With product managers, the softer, more compassionate side, is extremely important because…
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