No Transactional Power

Unlike a line manager, you usually don’t manage the development team and stakeholders as the person in charge of the product, and the individuals don’t report to you. As a result, you lack transactional power. To overcome this challenge, the following tips will help you:

  • Empathise with the individuals and make an effort to understand their perspectives, needs, and interest
  • Speak and act with integrity: Say what is true and make your actions match your words
  • Show people that you value their ideas and concerns and involve them in product decisions
  • Get to know people and allow them to get to know you
  • Strengthen your expertise. The more knowledgeable you are, the more likely it is that people will trust and follow you

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