Your particular neurosignature influences everything: your personality; how you process stress, and how you like to work; whether you are an extrovert, introvert, or ambivert; the types of roles in which you thrive; the tasks that bring you joy (or headaches); and how and when you work best. Neurosignature diversity, which is different from neurodiversity, focuses on these behaviours. It studies our collective tendencies, habits, capabilities, and is not centered on any single condition. My neurosignature using the Fisher Temperament Inventory is Curious & Energetic which works well with my profession as a Product Manager as I seek new ways of approaching a problem and I expand my thinking beyond frameworks and research in search of solutions. Amazon, Google and other companies all have their own psychometric testing. I prefer the neurosignature because it brings alot of theories together. By knowing who you are, what drives you and where your weaknesses are makes it easier for you to know when to delegate, when to decide and how be more self-aware of how you are perceived by the team around you. On that note its worth sharing some reflections on insights and experience;
- I’ve worked on multiple major transformation projects where the pace of change has been complex. Product leadership, clarity and
- I have battle scars from building around product centricity. Becoming Product-led has helped me build more purposeful and meaningful products, features and services. It has also improved communication internally, externally and reduced complexity for me.
- I’ve worked in less than perfect environments that have slowed the business down (tech debt, log morale, legacy apps). I’ve always been solution orientated and optimistic because I’m hard wired to be a builder. Seek out other builders.
- Product & Portfolio strategy – Early in my career I took P&L ownership for capital-intensive projects. I have acted as Product Lead working on cutting-edge IP and Lead PM, Consultant and Senior PM defining, owning, and driving product strategy.
- Business & commercial leadership – I’ve held responsibility for defining and constructing KPI’s on major projects. I’ve also been responsible for defining sales projections for both digital and in person distributed teams.
- Product Management methodologies & frameworks – I have experience owning and shaping methodologies in a variety of companies resulting in positive business outcomes. I believe frameworks are crucial to cross-functional engagement and agreement.
- Product Analytics – I regularly demonstrate examples of data-driven decision-making in product management to colleagues and the emerging field of Product Analytics. I believe in value based software development and my MSc and MBA heavily leaned in to consulting frameworks.
- Collaboration, communication & influencing skills – Managing and/or collaborating with global teams is an ongoing process of learning, improving and incentivising. I encourage the incorporation of Sync and A-sync ways of working to ensure teams maintain work/life balance across continents. I’ve worked extensively with SMT’s (Senior management Teams) in both enterprises and Startup’s over many years.