The Hero Syndrome is also real
A few days ago I wrote about Impostor Syndrome. In Product Management there is often the reverse: the Hero Syndrome.
“I have so much visibility and knowledge across all areas, I can solve every problem of this company and my decisions can’t be wrong”
I’ve felt it. I still feel when I go deeper in some business area. But the same way most impostors aren’t, most heroes aren’t either.
As a PM you have unbelievable leverage, followership and access. Use it wisely. Be the hero of your product, the problems it solves and the team that is here to execute on it. Let others be their own heroes, and be an “Alfred” for them when needed.