Why this? What’s the reason?
Clearly, since we’re cracking the silos and establishing networked organizations, and since we’re pushing mandate out to the self-organizing teams, the need for redefining the “managerial spongy glue” is in focus.
If you simplify the leadership pipeline a bit, it’s about:
- Leading Business
- Leading Leaders
- Leading Others
You should start thinking as if you’re running a start-up in the organization, i.e. you should to some extend cover all elements of this simplified leadership pipeline: You should be the manager, leader, and entrepreneur of your “product area”.
Naturally, you do that hand-in-hand with your Product Owners. Do not step on their toes, but provide them strategic guidance, and leave the ownership of the products to the Product Owners(!)