10 traits of the best product managers

Tim Woods
10 min readJun 5, 2023
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

What makes a great product manager?

Somebody recently asked me this question and it got me thinking about the traits I’ve seen in the very best product people I’ve worked with (not just PMs, but also designers, engineers, leaders) and what I try to look for when hiring PMs.

You might notice that the default for people is typically the opposite of most of these. Great PMs…

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Tim Woods

Building Product at TryHackMe. Previously YouCanBookMe, PatSnap, HYPE Innovation, Imaginatik, IBM. Love all things PM. South Coast, England.