Competencies & Artifacts

Throughout my career in Product Management I have faced times when my leadership knowledge was more important than my technical knowledge. Across the almost 20 years of my career, this has sometimes posed a challenge because technical knowledge is so factual and based in the science of software development. Bits & Bytes. Ones and Zeros. Binary decision making. 

As my responsibilities grew in leading teams and large organizations, I realized I wanted more insight and training into the ways that organizations can be put together to create great outcomes for employees, teams, and even customers. To do this I needed a deeper understanding of the theory behind leadership structures and operating practices. I also felt that my technical success paired with real training in leadership, could set me up for a future career in helping companies match their organizational structures to their product visions. For these reasons, I chose Gonzaga’s Organizational Leadership (ORGL) Program.