Product managers are often focused on what is coming next. As you should be, right? And as a busy product manager, it is likely that you do not find much time for self-reflection built into your daily schedule. Still, it is important to occasionally take a step back and consider where you are headed and why.
Maybe you want to zero in and prioritize the most impactful tasks at work. Or dig into whether you are making smart choices for your career. What about working from home — maybe you are ready but cannot get your boss on board (yet)?
In July, we shared a variety of blog posts to help you reflect on your product management career as well as your day-to-day productivity. Keep on reading.
Here are a few of the most popular blog posts from July:
8 Books Every Product Manager Should Read
Read any good books lately? Our Customer Success team of former product managers compiled a list of the books that have been most meaningful in their careers. Nearly 10,000 readers checked out this post, and many readers added their own suggestions to the list. Read more…
The Most Important Thing You Should NOT Do Each Day
You probably have an endless To-do list somewhere, but what about a “Not-do” list? This blog post resonated with many folks who try to pack as much as they can into a single day. If that sounds like you, learn how to focus on areas where you can have the biggest impact. Read more…
Hey Boss: I Am Begging You to Let Me Work From Home
With more than 14,000 likes and 600 comments on LinkedIn, this one really got people thinking and talking about remote work. If you would love to work from home but your boss is still a naysayer, try these talking points to build a stronger case. Read more…
Are You Sprinting to a Disappointing Career?
Job-hopping is tempting, especially if you are looking for quick career wins. But the most rewarding careers are marathons, not a series of sprints. Find out which simple goals you should focus on to get more out of a long-term work experience. Read more…
I Promise You Will Love This Company Offsite
I love working remotely on a fully distributed team at Aha! — but I also look forward to seeing everyone in person at our twice-yearly offsite. Here is an inside look at how to plan a fun and productive get-together for remote teams. Read more…
I hope these posts are a welcomed break from your daily work and that they inspire some self-reflection.
As we head into August, it is a good time to get busy and head into the fall full steam. And we are always thinking about what topics to write about next on the Aha! blog.
So, let us know — what is on your mind this month?