- Consistent good decision-making and behavior that earns credibility and trust
- Leadership and selflessness in the interest of the team
- Confidence in one’s own abilities
- All-round impact across the end to end product lifecycle
- Strong work ethic and no-compromise attitude
- Coachable and aligned with a higher vision
Q: What does it take to be a top Product Manager?
RA: I came across this question on Quora and it got me thinking.
It’s useful to understand what distinguishes the top 1% from the top 10% in any field. The top 10% in any field are likely some of the top notch performers in that field. The margin of difference is very small. Yet there must be that extra special “it” factor that separates the top 1% from the rest, that gives the top 1% a well-earned exalted status. That is why we speak of Michael Jordan, Roger Federer, Serena Williams and such people in a different breath from their peers in the game.
What is the special “it” factor?
Here’s more from Rahul on what it takes to be the top 1% Product Manager.