TENACITY is an attribute of a great product professional. I suggest that tenacity, more often than not, is the key attribute that separates A from B players.
Merriman-Webster describes tenacity as, “Persistent in maintaining or adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired.” Whether it’s winning a national championship or leading successful products or teams, tenacity has to be a most valued component.
In his post, “The Virtue of Tenacity,” Rob Tucker asks, “How do normal people accomplish amazing things? They are remarkably, unusually, exceptionally tenacious.”
How can a product leader practice tenacity? Rob shares three practices:
Decide upon a goal.
Move toward your goal consistently.
Tenacity is progression, patient learning, structured do-overs, eventual win. In the practice of HoShinDo this is called “Pil Sung” which is called out at the end of each karate lesson.