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The Most Underrated Product Management Skill: Influence Without Authority

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PMs own the product but don't manage the people who execute it. Need ability to influence others without direct authority.

Teams a PM influences

  • Product engineers, designers, testers
  • Other product teams
  • Other disciplines to leverage shared resources (e.g. marketing)
  • Executive team for resources and prioritizations

Influence without authority

  • Inspire others to share your vision and adopt it
  • Make their problems your own to achieve shared objectives
  • Relationships
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