Management

What Has 2020 Taught Us About Building Resilience In Teams?

2020: I don’t think anyone will say that was quite the year they expected during December 2019. I live in New Zealand so I specifically remember sitting outside on my lawn with the family, in the sun, talking about all we’d achieve over the course of a year.

Early Adopters – Wonderful but Dangerous

Early Adopters – Wonderful but Dangerous

With constant pressure around innovation and product development, you’re grateful to the innovators and early adopters who will tolerate more the minimum feature set. But be cautious about what they’re telling you.

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...

Good Diet, Great Leadership

Good Diet, Great Leadership

Friday afternoon and we conducted a less than rigorous survey amongst the CTO Academy tribe in an effort to decipher the mysterious relationship between healthy eating habits and great leadership, loosely titled, “Wot’s your work diet?’...

How to avoid burnout in your tech team (and in you)

How to avoid burnout in your tech team (and in you)

Management of people is probably the number one priority for any tech leader. Finding good people, providing the individual with sufficient autonomy to flourish and of course, aiming to build a team that is significantly greater than the...

The Simple Guide To Saying No

The Simple Guide To Saying No

“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself” - Paolo Coelho Why, despite a mountain of work and deadlines, despite knowing you have to leave at 6pm to watch the Avengers movie with your pals and despite...

Diversity = Profitability = Sorting Your Recruitment Strategy

Diversity = Profitability = Sorting Your Recruitment Strategy

Despite some progress, lack of diversity in tech recruitment remains an issue. Here in the UK, the number of women working in technology is significantly lower than most other work sectors, with just 17% of those working in technology...

The Hiring Conundrum : Promote vs. Recruit

The Hiring Conundrum : Promote vs. Recruit

The business is going gangbusters. The team is starting to creak under increasing pressure. The CEO is demanding quick hires to plug the gaps. What to do? Recruit internally and know what you’re getting or, hire externally to find the...

Managing a Team (and their external pressures)

Managing a Team (and their external pressures)

Managing a team is not only about managing people, but understanding that some reactions in work, are all to do with pressures away from work. This article looks at our experience of some unusual external factors and why it's important to...

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