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CTO Academy : How we manage the CEO:CTO Dynamic

CTO Academy : How we manage the CEO:CTO Dynamic

Inspiration for this article arrived via feedback from one of our mentees, who is grappling with what can best be described as a volcanic chief executive'. Most Sunday nights she will receive an email from the CEO delivering a barrage of...

Guide To Communicating With Non-Technical Customers

Guide To Communicating With Non-Technical Customers

Some combinations just don't work .... Mango and Peanut Butter; AOL and Time Warner; And historically, technologists and customers. But how times have changed. Mango will never go with peanut butter but modern tech leaders do now play a...

Tech Leaders and the tussle of Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

Tech Leaders and the tussle of Hard Skills vs Soft Skills

With perhaps the odd and memorable exception, most of the people who land at CTO Academy get the difference between hard skills and soft skills. The career development challenge is that they have bags of the former, but can struggle with...

Crisis Leadership : Keep Calm, But Don’t Carry On As Normal

Crisis Leadership : Keep Calm, But Don’t Carry On As Normal

'As a tech leader you’re probably being tested now in ways you thought unlikely and almost unthinkable just a few weeks ago. This is a crisis like no other. It is impacting on us in a way that will only truly unravel during the weeks,...

Operational Planning vs Strategic Planning: Who does what?

Operational Planning vs Strategic Planning: Who does what?

A common question we encounter here at CTO Academy ...   ‘What are the duties and responsibilities of a tech leader or manager?’ With many companies, particularly some of the early stage companies we work with, roles and responsibilities...

No-one ever told me …. It’s lonely at the top

No-one ever told me …. It’s lonely at the top

Do you think leadership training prepares you for everything the role demands? What is your perception of a  business leader and entrepreneur? Confident. Knowledgeable. Charismatic. Good orator. Natural Leaders. Ready Made. Few may be...

The various types of funding for startups

The various types of funding for startups

Working in an early stage, fast moving start up is often a roller coaster experience. More importantly if you are at the forefront  and the issue of funding for startups takes . Rarely dull, sometimes chaotic, often fun but always a steep...

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