Cycle glossary

Product terminology simply explained

Cross-Functional Leadership

Cross-functional leadership refers to the ability to lead a team composed of individuals from different functional areas or departments. In the context of product management, this skill is crucial as it enables the product manager to collaborate effectively with various teams, such as engineering, design, marketing, and customer support. Think of it as being the conductor of an orchestra, guiding and coordinating the diverse group of musicians to create a harmonious and successful product. A great cross-functional leader understands the unique perspectives and objectives of each team and leverages that knowledge to drive alignment and deliver value to customers.

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