Shreyas Doshi+ Your Authors @shreyas early product mgr & first lead PM @stripe. previously @twitter @google @yahoo. I share offbeat ideas here—useful for some, useless for many, not for everyone ❤️ Aug. 08, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Most valuable PM skill:
Empathy

Most valuable PM trait:
High Agency

Obviously there’s a LOT more to Product Management than just Empathy & High Agency.

And a LOT depends on the context of the company, product, team, etc.

But Empathy & High Agency are so valuable in the long run because of the leverage they create & their relative rarity.

As a product person, you can scale major heights largely on the back of Empathy & High Agency.

(assuming no major flaws elsewhere)

And if your strengths lie in other areas (e.g. analytical thinking, creativity, communication, project mgmt), that can actually be a good thing—because both Empathy & High Agency can be learned.

So add Empathy & High Agency to your repertoire & your effectiveness will skyrocket.

For more on Empathy, check out this thread:

For more on High Agency, check out this thread:


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