The biggest gift I got this year wasn’t under a Christmas tree, or wrapped in pretty paper.
It cost nothing to give to me, and yet I value this gift endlessly.
This year, I received the gift of product mentorship – through work, through friends, and through events. Without mentorship, I would not be in the position I am today.
Regardless of seniority, product mentorship will always prove useful. Whether you’re an associate product manager or the Head of Product, there’s always so much more to learn – new perspectives and frameworks to consider, new technologies and methodologies to stay on top of, new industry trends and competitors and partners to evaluate.
That’s why I want to take the time this holiday season to reflect on product mentorship. Let’s talk about both sides of product mentorship: 1) getting it, and 2) giving it.