Organizations are shifting from top-down hierarchies to autonomous and loosely connected agile teams. Although these teams act mostly self-organized, the responsibility for their outcomes usually falls into the hands of one person.
The most prominent example is the role of a Product Manager/Product Owner. To lead highly skilled domain experts as a generalist, one has to master the art of influencing others without formal authority. That‘s what’s called lateral leadership.
This training will help you master the challenges of being a lateral leader. It will guide you through strategic alignment with your organization, process alignment within your team, and proper alignment with other team members.
By also recognizing empathy and escalation as helpful tools, you’ll be able to maintain and strengthen your leadership role.
This training is not a dissection of theoretical leadership principles or psychological frameworks you get taught in traditional ‘leadership trainings.’ Instead, I will share first perspective stories from my eight years of experience in product management and provide hands-on advice for your daily work with agile teams.
Learn from the best practices to lead without formal authority which are also shared in my book 'Lateral Leadership: A Practical Guide for Agile Product Managers'.
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Check out my free webinar on Lateral Leadership to hear about my methodology and techniques I'm teaching in this training:
Note: As soon as there's one participant enrolled who is not speaking German, the entire workshop will be held in English. All the slides and materials are in English anyway.
The training provided both theories and tools that are essential for teams to align on product management. We have implemented the mission briefing template right after the training - our tech and non-tech teams have achieved a new level of understanding of each other.
It always feels very nice to discuss and share experiences with fellow product people. Thank you for facilitating a great workshop on lateral leadership. Learned great tips and new tools to lead without hierarchical authority
The first lateral leadership training in Switzerland takes place in partnership with Product Academy. Join me for a practical 1-day experience to learn more about how to lead without formal authority.
The public format for the Lateral Leadership Training is running throughout one full day. A custom version of the format is available upon request for internal training purposes.
Yes, we're constantly expanding our schedule. If you want to let us know where to bring our training program next, please complete this survey to give us a hint.
Yes, I'm happy to discuss your requirements to shape a customized Product Discovery training format for your company. Just get in touch.
Yes, you'll get access to all the shown slides, as well as .pdf versions of the used frameworks and an extensive list of additional helpful resources.