Welcome to my blog! My reason for starting this blog is to open up discussions on being a leader in an organization (whether or not you have management responsibilities over other people). My experience has been in software product management. As a product manager you typically have no direct management over people on teams you work with and depend on. However, you count on those team members to work hard and do their part to get a product out the door; you must be persuasive, flexible, persistent and optimistic.
Working with people has become a passion for me. I am excited for the upcoming publication of my article Lead on Purpose: How product managers lead teams to success in the upcoming January 2008 edition of The Pragmatic Marketer magazine. This is my first publication and I’m pleased I have the opportunity to work with Steve Johnson and the team at Pragmatic Marketing to bring my thoughts to a public forum.
I invite you to read the article and give me your feedback. You can submit a post here or send me an email at mrhopkin [at] gmail [dot] com.