7 episodes

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

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The Product Edge Jade Bennett

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

From circus child to stunt show girl, to where she is today: Australia's leading Product Management recruitment expert and a Professional Development and Mindset Coach with a relentless passion for unlocking the potential in others. Jade Bennett is also the Founder and Director of boutique talent agency, Middleton Executive, specialising in the recruitment of Product professionals across APAC.

Having spent over 15 years helping Product leaders build high-performing teams across Asia Pacific and the UK, Jade understands how diverse and broad the Product Management sector is. In this Podcast, she will be facilitating, challenging and exploring Product-related ideas with thought leaders who have amazing stories to share.

The Product Edge takes you on a journey into the minds of exceptional product leaders, entrepreneurs, creators and hustlers. In each episode, you’ll be introduced to experts in their field with the hope that we’ll provide you with the skills, insights and tools that you need to level up your career as we discuss ‘all things Product’ with APAC’s leading Product minds.

Get social with your host, Jade:

linkedin.com/in/jadebennett
twitter.com/Jadey_Bennett
instagram.com/jadebennett_me
facebook.com/jadebennettme

    How To Lead Through Influence with Ken Sandy

    How To Lead Through Influence with Ken Sandy

    In this episode, Jade and Ken explore how Product Managers can navigate the challenging aspect of a Product Manager’s role; leading through influence.
    Ken Sandy is a Senior Product Leader and author of the book, The Influential Product Manager. He is also an industry fellow and Lecturer at UC Berkeley, where he teaches the engineering school’s first course in product management.
    This episode is an absolute must for all Product folk as Ken shares his framework on how to ensure you are establishing yourself and your position in the company as influential.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓    What is influence and why it’s so important for Product Management professionals;
    ✓    What is the Product Manager’s role;
    ✓    Ken’s 10-step framework to lead through influence;
    ✓    The importance of relationships across your organisation;
    ✓    The most important aspect of a Product Manager’s role and why it should never be outsourced;
    ✓    The number one metric you need to be measuring.
    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    Website: www.influentialpm.com (http://www.influentialpm.com/)
    Paperback: https://amzn.to/39kie8i (https://amzn.to/39kie8i)
    eBook: bit.ly/influential40 (http://bit.ly/influential40)
    Connect with Ken Sandy on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kensandy/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kensandy/)
    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 58 min
    An Unconventional Path Into Product Leadership featuring Shannon Scott

    An Unconventional Path Into Product Leadership featuring Shannon Scott

    In this episode, Jade and Shannon explore the importance of reflecting on ‘why’ you build a product and the consideration Product Managers need to give to the impact and consequences this may have on society and communities.
    Having had a very interesting career to date, Shannon Scott’s journey has not been typical of a traditional Product Management professional. He has worked at the intersection of business and technology, without ever formally holding the ‘Product Manager’ title. Currently in the role as Head of Product at global fintech company, Palantir (https://www.palantir.com/), and has also held numerous roles including Software Engineer, Business Development and General Manager.
    In this episode we discuss:
    ✓    Shannon’s unconventional path into Product Leadership
    ✓    What makes a great Product Manager
    ✓    The responsibilities Product Managers shouldn’t ignore
    ✓    AI and Data and its impact on society
    ✓    The importance of reflecting on what you’re building and considering the impact your products will have on society
     
    Connect with Shannon:
     LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottsj/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottsj/)
    Socials - https://linktr.ee/sscott (https://linktr.ee/sscott)
     
    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
     
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 36 min
    How to nail the Product Management interview with Simon Farrugia

    How to nail the Product Management interview with Simon Farrugia

    This week on The Product Edge, Jade Bennett speaks with the Director of Product Management at Campaign Monitor, Simon Farrugia. Simon has been instrumental in a series of Product innovations and has a diverse career across Product, including consumer, enterprise, software and hardware.
    Passionate about building high performing product teams, Simon shares what he looks for when recruiting Product folk and offers up some tips that will help you nail your next Product interview. He helps to define what unique products you might be suited to managing. 
    Drawing on his own experience navigating his career from Senior Product Manager to Product Director, Simon also offers the advice he wishes he had when transitioning into leading Product teams.
    Together they explore all things Product Management and the state of Product hiring in Australia including:
    ✓    What companies look for when hiring Product Managers
    ✓    How do you know if you’re suited to a career in Product Management
    ✓    How to nail the Product Management interview
    ✓    What you should absolutely not do in your Product interview
    ✓    Tips to navigate career progression from Senior Product Manager to Product Leader 
    If you’re looking at taking this next step in your career, you’ll want to listen to this episode!
    Connect with Simon on LinkedIn:
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonfarrugia/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/simonfarrugia/)
    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 45 min
    Product Storytelling: The Essential Product Management Skill with Josh Centner

    Product Storytelling: The Essential Product Management Skill with Josh Centner

    In this episode Jade and Josh explore the essential yet often overlooked skill all Product Managers must master - Storytelling.
    Josh Centner is currently Head of Product & Delivery at PageUp. He has over 10 years of Product Management experience within the startup, scaleup and enterprise ecosystem. Josh is an avid believer in the art of storytelling and pushed through his own nerves and fears to master this skill. He swears that he would not be where he is today, leading product teams, if he had not mastered this essential skill.
    In this candid conversation, Josh shares his own startup and enterprise experiences and how effective storytelling telling landed him a job with NAB, despite taking a quick nap during the interview!
    In this episode we discuss: 
    ✓    What is storytelling in Product Management
    ✓    Why storytelling is so important in Product Management
    ✓    How to tell a good Product story
    ✓    What happens to the audience when you tell a good Product story 
    ✓    The link between Storytelling and Sales Enablement
    ✓    Why Storytelling differentiates ‘great’ Product Managers from ‘good’
     
    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    Connect with Josh Centner (http://www.linkedin.com/in/joshcentner).
     
    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
     
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    Follow on:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)
     

    • 42 min
    The Future of Product Management with Adrienne Tan

    The Future of Product Management with Adrienne Tan

    Adrienne is a highly experienced senior product and business leader with over 20 years of experience across multiple industries. She has extensive expertise across various business disciplines, including product strategy and product planning, business stakeholder management and product design and development. Her passion for managing, coaching and nurturing product teams, senior product managers and tech leads has lifted the bar for the Product Management profession in Australia.
    In this episode Jade and Adrienne discuss the impact Covid-19 has had on the Product Management profession in Australia and explore the future of Product, post Covid-19.
    In this casual conversation, Adrienne shares her experiences building Brainmates from the ground up and her predictions for the future of Product Management post Covid-19.
    In this episode, we explore: 
    ✓    The current state of Product Management in Australia
    ✓    How Covid-19 has impacted Product Management
    ✓    What Product Managers should be focusing on
    ✓    What Product leaders need to be focusing on
    ✓    Why the future is bright for Product folks
    ✓    Career planning for product folk - it’s not sexy, but it’s essential!
    ✓    The #1 Product Conference is Australia: Leading the Product
     
    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources:
    Purchase tickets to Leading the Product here: https://www.leadingtheproduct.com/
     
    Connect with Adrienne Tan:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/brainmates
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/school/brainmates/
    Website: www.brainmates.com.au
     
    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)

    • 42 min
    How to land your first job in Product Management with Paul Napper

    How to land your first job in Product Management with Paul Napper

    ‘THE PRODUCT EDGE’
    Date: 10 August 2020
    Name of show: The Product Edge
    Episode # 1: How to land your first job in Product Management 
    Episode summary:
    In this first episode of The Product Edge, Jade Bennett speaks with Paul Napper, a seasoned Product Leader and founder of Paul Napper Web Design. Paul has worked across Product Management for over a decade in some of Australia’s most iconic organisations such as Fairfax Media, BigCommerce and SafetyCulture, just to name a few.
    Jade and Paul discuss the steps you can take to land your first job in Product and some of the skills you should be developing to get there. Paul shares his personal experiences working in Product Management highlighting what has worked successfully, and also what some of the challenges you’ll likely face as you navigate this ambiguous career in Product.
    In this episode, you’ll discover: 
    ✓    What makes a great Product Manager;
    ✓    How to land your first job in Product Management;
    ✓    The hard and soft skills you’ll need for a successful career in Product Management;
    ✓    What to expect in your first Product Management role;
    ✓    Finding value and purpose in your Product career.
    Access the resources mentioned in this episode and connect with us...
    Resources: 
    ●     Product Capability matrix: email hello@theproductedge.com.au (mailto:hello@theproductedge.com.au) for your copy
    ●     OKR software: visit https://www.inorbit.io/ (https://www.inorbit.io/)  
    ●     Watch ‘The New Hustle’: https://youtu.be/SN0NlchcUS8 
    Connect with Paul Napper:
    Connect with Paul on LINKEDIN (http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulnapperweb/)
    Website: www.paulnapper.com.au
    Connect with Jade Bennett:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    Get social with The Product Edge:
    INSTAGRAM (https://www.instagram.com/jadebennett_me/)
    To join The Product Edge mailing list: https://theproductedge.com.au/ (https://theproductedge.com.au/)
     
     

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

demestique ,

Best one out there

This is the only product podcast I will listen to going forward. Great job Jade!

cantfindanotrepeatablenickname ,

Awesome product podcast

Thanks Jade for producing such good podcast for the product community. The contents are relevant and engaging regardless where you are in the journey of product management. An awesome guests too! Look forward to the future episodes.

pnapper ,

Great start

Amazing work, look forward to hearing more episodes direct from the Australian Product community

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