Author: Andrew Weaver

  • Tech Leadership In So Many Words…#25: Collaborative

    Tech Leadership In So Many Words…#25: Collaborative

    The essence of collaboration in tech leadership revolves around creating a culture where a common mission, openness, complementary strengths, and collective problem-solving are the pillars. Each team member, with a clear understanding of the overarching goals, contributes uniquely towards achieving breakthroughs.

  • Tech Leadership in So Many Words…#24 – Vision

    Tech Leadership in So Many Words…#24 – Vision

    Visionary leaders possess an innate ability to predict trends, envision revolutionary products, or foresee shifts in consumer behaviour long before they become apparent to others.

  • When Our Customers Endorse Everything We Are Striving to Achieve

    When Our Customers Endorse Everything We Are Striving to Achieve

    One of the major challenges for any start-up is how to drive growth with a bootstrapped marketing budget. So you’re reliant on being creative and patient and hope your customers love your product enough to become part of your front-line sales strategy. This is why we’re always thrilled with the Social Proof emerging via sites…

  • Tech Leadership in So Many Words #22 – Mentoring

    Tech Leadership in So Many Words #22 – Mentoring

    Mentoring in tech is not just about navigating the complexities of coding or system architecture; it’s about understanding the ecosystem, predicting technological trends and manoeuvring through the dynamics of tech teams and projects. Effective Mentoring significantly reduces the learning curve for emerging tech talents, thus offering them a roadmap to navigate challenges and seize opportunities…

  • CTO Advice: Choosing the Right Corporate Website Solution

    CTO Advice: Choosing the Right Corporate Website Solution

    Members of our Global CTO Community use their experience to suggest solutions to a problem a fellow tech leader has. He is wondering what is the current opinion on the best choice(s)/practice(s) for handling the corporate website? Is it WordPress or modern low-code platforms like Webflow or Wix the right way to go? If so,…

  • What’s All the Fuss About Tech Debt?

    What’s All the Fuss About Tech Debt?

    91% of global tech leaders identified tech debt as a ‘major concern’. So in this article, we take a deep dive into tech debt with contributions from five senior technology leaders across the CTO Academy community. They will provide their perspective on the problem and potential mitigation strategies towards the solution.

  • Tech Leadership, In So Many Words – #21 Knowledge

    Tech Leadership, In So Many Words – #21 Knowledge

    For the modern CTO, knowledge generally comes wrapped in three forms … Technical This is often about building a T-shaped skill set, with a general awareness of different technologies, alongside a deep understanding of at least one. This helps you to sharpen your BS antenna about what does and doesn’t “feel” right.  Domain An understanding…

  • Mental Health in the Workplace – A Tech Leaders Perspective

    Mental Health in the Workplace – A Tech Leaders Perspective

    It’s the elephant in the room that, as a leader and human being, you need to be aware of perhaps more than any other in the workplace. Mental health …How to manage it for yourself and;How to spot issues affecting those around you. Because despite it becoming a topic more openly discussed than in the…

  • What’s the Value of a CTO?

    What’s the Value of a CTO?

    As many of you will be aware, one of our key missions at CTO Academy is to see a CTO on every board. A part of that mission is to research the real value of a CTO. Now, we can all agree that it is nonsensical not to have deep technical knowledge at the board…

  • Welcome to CTO Academy Membership and Feel the Value

    Welcome to CTO Academy Membership and Feel the Value

    This week we launched our new Membership Package which like any and every launch, came packaged with a mixture of expectation and anxiety … Was it going to work?Did flow make sense?Will it add value to the customer experience? Well … so far, so good as we’ve already seen 100+ global tech leaders sign up…

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