Bill Taylor, writer of “Do You Pass the Leadership Test?” and co-founder of Fast Company magazine has said:
“The true mark of a leader is the willingness to stick with a bold course of action — an unconventional business strategy, a unique product-development road-map, a controversial marketing campaign — even as the rest of the world wonders why you’re not marching in step with the status quo. In other words, real leaders are happy to zig while others zag. They understand that in an era of hyper-competition and non-stop disruption, the only way to stand out from the crowd is to stand for something special.”
Effective product management is more than just visiting customers and writing requirements. Good product managers posses certain traits that allow them to excel in their roles. While it may seem that some people are just born with these abilities, most have them in some degree and just need to learn how to express them effectively.