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The leadership in design, product, and content—such a function of timing

Many leaders do not build the team skills around the right timing.

I am often surprised that digital and technology leaders do not talk about the role of timing among their teams. For example they will work incredible hard to set up the processes around digital tools and workflow, onboarding people but once the machine is on, they do not develop the sense of timing in their decisions, interactions, actions, questions, raising flags, or even asking for support.

In this post, I am sharing a few Twitter discussions where I have spoken about the role of timing. The tweet embeds are not working somehow and so I am using the screenshots of a few tweets. I hope that we can build some conversations on Twitter and I am on Mastodon as well.

As in a few sports, timing is more critical that the skills itself. For example in the game of cricket, the timing of batter’s stroke whether for the drive or the glance make them a delight to watch, and creates more scoring opportunity for the batter which benefits their team. It is fair to say that timing is also a skill and digital and technology practitioners in content, design, and product should build on this skill in timing.

Vinish Garg

Vinish Garg

I am Vinish Garg, and I work with growing product teams for their product strategy, product vision, product positioning, product onboarding and UX, and product growth. I work on products for UX and design leadership roles, product content strategy and content design, and for the brand narrative strategy. I offer training via my advanced courses for content strategists, content designers, UX Writers, content-driven UX designers, and for content and design practitioners who want to explore product and system thinking.

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Vinish Garg is an independent consultant in product content strategy, content design leadership, and product management for growing product teams.