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  • 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.

  • Tech Leadership in So Many Words…#23 – Influence

    Tech Leadership in So Many Words…#23 – Influence

    Duality of influence requires a leader to be perpetually mindful of the broader impact of their actions, ensuring they embody the values of integrity, responsibility, and forward-thinking they wish to see in the world. By actively mentoring, engaging in thoughtful dialogue, and leading by example, influential tech leaders can harness their reach to herald technological…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Tech Leadership in So Many Words…#20 Confidence

    Tech Leadership in So Many Words…#20 Confidence

    I’ve been asked to write a short piece on the impact of confidence in leadership. 1st, how do I keep it short? 2nd, which angle do I start with for this many tentacled topic? Because whether we talk about true confidence, projection, self-doubt and/or the ever present Imposter syndrome, how we deal with these issues…

  • Tech Leadership in so Many Words…#18 Team

    Tech Leadership in so Many Words…#18 Team

    There’s a reason why the shelves of your local bookstore are heaving under the weight of so many management books. It’s because managing people is tough and would be a lot easier if it wasn’t for the people. But clearly it’s a prerequisite for anyone with leadership ambitions so the question is this: How to…

  • Tech Leadership in so Many Words…#17 Perfection

    Tech Leadership in so Many Words…#17 Perfection

    “Perfect is the enemy of good” – Voltaire I am not and never have been a perfectionist, something of a mixed blessing in the past. Some start-up projects went out too soon, were half-baked from the start and met with the underwhelming results they deserved.  Whilst other projects went out too soon, but hit the…

  • Tech Leadership In So Many Words … #16 Health

    Tech Leadership In So Many Words … #16 Health

    Keep an eye on your health by learning the art of marginal gains

  • Tech Leadership In So Many Words… #15 Humility

    Tech Leadership In So Many Words… #15 Humility

    “Life is a long lesson in humility” J M Barrie Having reached a senior tech leadership role, you have the right to feel a sense of pride in your achievements. But leadership requires many things from you, not least a quality that’s the opposite of pride – humility. Humility requires you to leave your ego…

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