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Technical Team Leaders: Quit Struggling With Culture And Focus on Team Identity

Building a culture is complex, but this simple approach is so much more powerful and accessible for team leaders
For many companies, developing a high-performance culture is both a quest and a challenge. There are many […]

Is Your Definition of a Team Limiting Your Performance?

In one of my leadership workshops, I begin by conducting a simple exercise where participants are asked to gather in small groups and come up with the definition of a team. It sounds simple, and […]

(Infographic) Survey Results: Technical Leadership Attitudes

We polled almost 50 CTO’s and VPs of Engineering, at prominent software companies, about their attitudes and plans regarding technical leadership in their organizations. What we found was both interesting and troubling.

The 5 Secrets to Building Trust

Trust is an interesting thing. We all know what it is, and we know when we have it (and when we don’t), but if I ask you to actually define it, things get a bit […]

Technical Leadership Attitudes survey for CTOs

This short survey is designed to better understand the attitudes and challenges of CTOs and VP’s of Engineering regarding technical leadership. The results will be provided to all participants.

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Why New Managers Aren’t Ready to Lead

According to leadership guru, Ken Blanchard, new managers aren’t ready to lead. This simple truth is self-evident in the world of technical leadership, where the best individual contributors are assumed to ‘have what it takes’ […]

The Most Dangerous Leadership Style for Technical Leaders

A Forbes article recently identified ‘5 Leadership Styles Good Bosses Avoid Like the Plague’. The list comprised of some fairly obvious culprits, the know-it-all, the micromanager, the absentee boss, the self-server, and the best friend.

I […]

The Hidden Costs of a Bad Promotion

There are many articles out there about the cost of a ‘bad hire’, but have you ever considered the cost of a bad promotion?

Let’s take a typical tech company where a senior developer is promoted […]

Four Must-Read (Easy) Articles for New Managers

When you’re looking for a ‘snack’ rather than a full meal, these four articles all provide some powerful (but easily digestible) insights into team leadership for new managers.

1. Five Basic But Important Things New Managers […]

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