I look for people with insatiable curiosity and a desire for improvement. Being willing to learn is an important part of being a technology leader.
Ask yourself, are you working to lead or being invited to lead? If it’s the latter, it shows you’re a vital team member.
You need to reach out to other people. You can’t do it all yourself.
Technology leaders have an important role because they work across the organization. They need to drive a consistent experience and stay up to date on business issues. It’s a massive job.
Walk in the shoes of the people you’re leading. It provides great insight into the issues they have—very important.
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