My team and I utilize content marketing to inspire and connect with fellow product managers in the industry. Engaging in conversations with product professionals from various companies allows us to gain valuable insights into the current landscape of product management. In fact, this year alone, we have had the opportunity to speak with over 50 new individuals.One of the highlights this year was hosting two product lunches, conducted entirely in German.
OKRs are usually viewed as a tool to track progress towards a specific goal. They are set up depending on what the company is planning to do or based on a problem the company has at that point in time. However, this does not leverage the whole power of OKRs. What are OKRs? OKRs are objective key results. They are usually defined within a quarter, but they can also contribute to a goal that you want to achieve within a year.
This year, I reflected a lot on who I am and what I want to do with my life. Even though I do not have it all figured out yet (who has?), I learned a few important lessons about goals along the way. That is about the different kind of goals there are, how to size them, when they are useful and when they are not, how to keep track of them and how I want to implement them into my life.
Recently I had a real low in motivation, and it was pretty hard for me to put in the effort at work, which is something I do not experience often, so it was quite a bummer. Why? This is not something I would really want to discuss here, but to break it down: I had a few realizations about the company I work for and a few realizations about myself, which were tough for me to accept.
Brain fog is, when you feel like there is kind of fog around your thinking. You are not focused, you feel like you are daydreaming all the time and whenever you try to concentrate, it takes a ton of energy. I experienced this for a while, and it was annoying me so much, I did a quick, but intense research on the topic. Here is what helped me: Eat a lot of fiber Not the first thought one might have, but definitely what helped me most.
Negotiation is a skill I only recently learned about. As some of you might know, I am a Product and Content manager at Greator. And for our Business Coach program, I recently shot with Jack Nasher, THE Negotiation expert in Germany. Since I did not think about negotiation a lot before, I want to share with you, what I have learned, and what really surprised me about the topic. The Just World Phenomenon / Theory Melvin Lerner (I love his name), a social psychologist, created the Just Word Phenomenon.