I have tried to detail in this blog specific changes in my role as I took on this new status as CTO and the challenges I personally faced. This week I’ve been reflecting on how my life looked before and since.
What is your expectation of an effective leader?
Confident. Knowledgeable. Charismatic. Good Orator. Natural Leader. Inspiring. Expert.
But in addition, how about lonely and/or isolated?
Managing change has always been at the core of a technology leader’s job description but whereas 10-15 years ago the focus was on tech change, today it’s more likely to be people and culture change that a tech leader has to deal with.
It’s not only computer systems that need a firewall but anyone in a tech leadership position needs to build one for themselves.
As a CTO there’s multiple projects to juggle with on a day-to-day basis so you need to master the art of context switching.
An article exploring the difference between thermostats and thermometers and how it applies to leadership and the teams we lead
CTO jobs are pretty nebulous at best, what a CTO does is ill defined and never well understood, we’re lots of different things to lots of different people.
CTO Academy looks at why leadership training and support is particularly important for tech leaders in fast growth companies.
CTO Academy collaborated with The School of Code for a presentation on a career in tech and leadership development
Suddenly as I stepped into a tech leadership role i was facing unknowns where my decisions would impact directly on my team and how effective they and I could be
Managing a negative team member is never easy so this article looks at how it can be handled.
Active listening is very different to hearing and it is what differentiates an effective leader from an average manager.
A lot of us have spent 2020 adapting to the new normal and a lot of us have found remote working for the first time. I’ve been there for a few years and worked in organisations that have embraced remote first mentality before it was cool required by a pandemic. Here are ten things my teams work on when working remotely
“Success is stumbling from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm” – Winston Churchill
What if you could anticipate every problem, issue or obstacle in life before they occurred? Effective tech leaders are able to anticipate more than most.