As a product person, you ideally have both leadership and management skills. Because the job requires you use and balance both, but authority is not granted/given for either. It must be earned.
Leading means looking ahead and defining the destination. Managing means helping the team to get there.
Force is quite a strong word and sometimes bears a negative shade to it.
However, the underlying principle is good. If the work environment is set up so that teams can communicate their progress, accountability comes as a natural consequence.
This point is particularly important when building a minimum viable product. Two images come to mind:
Quote taken from Brandon Chu’s “7 Heuristics for being a product director”.