Season 2 of the ProducTea! For the first time, I’m joined by 2 guests and it’s none other than Teresa Torres and Hope Gurion
We discuss the importance of leadership tied to people management and highlight the value of working from a unified knowledge base from C-level to operational teams. The conversation navigates through the realities of crises such as the 2008 financial recession and connected layoffs and how frameworks cannot replace effort or “putting in the work”. We also grapple with the dilemma of impostor syndrome versus the pressure of always being correct in business.
07:50 CEO: “Our PM’s are not delivering big enough ideas”
15:00 Making cases about
17:30 Tieing leadership to people management
20:40 Working from the same knowledge base from C-Level to operational product teams
27:00 When your company gets into trouble suddenly, the financial crisis in 2008
33:40 This is not the first recession we faced, layoffs are suddenly "
39:40 Having fewer people to manage might not be as good for your status but you definitely learn more
46:00 Thinking is hard and expensive, frameworks do not replace the work you have to put down
50:00 Impostor syndrome throughout our careers vs. needing to be right in business
57:30 Finding the one right answer, school vs. business life
62:00 Trends which Hope & Teresa are betting on: same old but changing what we learn in school