ONE THING on Product Stress

A friend told me a story that may be apocryphal (but I want to believe it). A product manager was so overwhelmed by the stress of his job that he decided to return to his previous profession. He was a police officer.

Why is the product role so stressful? What is the most stressful part of your job? Do you have hints that might be helpful to the stressed Product community? Tell me a story.

I’ll be appearing at the Product Unconference in Auckland, NZ on Saturday, September 28, proposing a session on product leadership. I’ll also be holding forth at the pub after, so please come by for a beer! Or ping me.