This week’s question seemed to elicit unusually strong opinions from our debaters. In our poll, an overwhelming majority of you think that it’s more important for product managers to be visionary than it is for them to be task-oriented. However, the reality out there does not seem to match our lofty notions about product management.
In The State of Product Leadership, a recently published comprehensive survey of more than 300 product leaders, the majority of product managers reported that the “see themselves as more tactical than visionary and more driven by competitors than customers.” This should be an alarming stat, especially considering that many of us feel that being a task-oriented PM is simply not enough.
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